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Ms. Miriam from Sacramento CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Learning Garden Needed in Preschool Pt 1

Help me give my students a garden planter, garden tools and watering can to learn more about growing a garden.

  • $213 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My preschool students are 3 to 5 year olds and come to school eager to learn. My students come from low-income families who appreciate and value teachers. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. Coming to school to be greeted by smiling faces makes me love my job even more!

It is important to keep my preschoolers excited and passionate about learning new topics every day.

Preschool is the first step to creating a positive environment at school for children. It is a new transition and can be difficult to get used to. Luckily, I am part of a marvelous preschool team. We enjoy what they do and help create a warm, caring, and hands-on learning environment where our students feel free to explore through play every day in our classes.

My Project

My preschoolers are always asking me questions about why leaves are changing colors and falling. They are full of curiosities about nature and why things around them are always changing. They wonder about how plants grow and how flowers and vegetation come about. I have read many picture books to help them understand this process but what better way to learn about this garden is to do it ourselves. This garden planter, gardening tools and watering can will give us a boost in the right direction.

Teaching young children to learn to plant, take care and love nature and our Mother Earth is a great investment for my students' brighter future.

All my students will not only learn how plants grow, but they will learn how to take care of these plants and what it takes to keep them alive. Science is all about watching things happen before you. After giving them the right tools and knowledge, my students will plant, nurture, and prune their garden all by themselves.

My students in my classroom do not get this type of opportunity at home and it is always nice to give them these opportunities while at school. Most importantly, giving them hands-on learning experiences will help them stay engaged and active in their learning.

Ms. Miriam
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 48 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Age Garden Ecoflex 36" Rectangular Planter Box, Tan (EPLT203-R36) • Quill.com $107.99 1 $107.99
Pure Garden 7 Piece Wood and Metal Indoor Garden Tool Set (M150001) • Quill.com $14.27 1 $14.27
Bloem Aqua Rite Watering Can, 144 oz., Union Red • Quill.com $13.51 1 $13.51

Materials cost

$135.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.81

Total project goal

$212.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$212.04

2 Donors

-$104.00

Donations toward project cost

-$92.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.85

match offer

-$103.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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