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Mrs. Klunk from East Peoria IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Harvesting Healthy Habits

Help me give my students fruit and vegetable growing kits, nutritional games, and books to further their understanding of where their food comes from.

  • $557 goal

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My Students

The children in my class are always excited and eager to learn about new things! It's not everyday that they get to explore and investigate the world around them.

These kids are faced with challenges every day and it is my job to give them a safe and loving learning environment.

One where they feel comfortable and aren't afraid to explore, ask questions, and expand their knowledge on new and exciting things.

They love to learn, and as a teacher I want to give them every opportunity I can to expand on their knowledge with more information and hands on learning experiences.

My Project

The materials requested will be used to further educate my students on where their food comes from, how to choose healthy foods, and the overall importance of keeping our bodies healthy.

During our meal times at school we eat family style together.

This gives us the opportunity to talk about the variety of foods found on their plate. I want to give my students the chance to see first hand where their food comes from, whether it be from a garden or a farm, and how it gets to the table.

With the growing kits my students will have the opportunity to grow their very own fruits and vegetables in our classroom!

The My Plate flannel board will help them understand what the different food groups are and they will also be able to identify what foods go with what group.

Some of the books we are requesting will help my students have a better understand of how their food gets to their plate. For example, the Plants Feed Me book and the Farming book will help them learn about where their food comes from and how THEY can grow their very own food at home just like farmers do!

The food baskets will also help my students see what healthy food looks like when they are out shopping at a local grocery store. This will give them the knowledge on how to shop for healthy foods!

Mrs. Klunk
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR900X - Let’s Go Shopping Food Baskets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
Myplate Nutrition Felt Figures for Flannel Boards- Includes: Lesson Guide+ Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Dairy, Protein Precut • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Nature’s Blossom Fruit Growing Kit. The Beginner’s Set to Grow 4 Types of Berries From Seed - Raspberries ; Blueberries ; Goji Berry ; Blackberries. Contains Planting Pots, Soil & Gardening Guide • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Edupress MyPlate Builder Game (EP60272) • Amazon Business $18.06 1 $18.06
30 Packs Variety Deluxe Vegetable Seeds Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand 30 Different Varieties • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Healthy Helpings A Myplate Game • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Kids Fun & Healthy Cookbook • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jiffy J450 42mm Professional Greenhouse 50-Plant Starter Kit • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Eat Healthy, Feel Great • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Plants Feed Me • AKJ Education $9.32 1 $9.32
Growing and Eating Green: Careers in Farming, Producing, and Marketing Food • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 6 x10cm Plastic Plant T-type Tags Nursery Garden Labels • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Growing Good Food • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From Field to Plate • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Dig, Plant, Feast! • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Eating the Alphabet Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Fruits We Eat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harvesters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Good Enough to Eat A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Vegetables We Eat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Seeders • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Farming • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Green Beans, Potatoes, and Even Tomatoes What is in the Vegetables Group? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Food and Farming Then and Now • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Dairy on My Plate • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Fruits on Myplate • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Eureka Fruits and Vegetables Photos Stickers • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Make a Salad • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Gregory, the Terrible Eater • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Harvest Time • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Blueberries Grow on a Bush • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Food from Farms • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Apples Grow on a Tree • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Jobs on a Farm • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Plants on a Farm • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Eating Right • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Eat a Rainbow • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Lucy's Lunch • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Kinds of Vegetables • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
It's Good Enough to Eat! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Vegetables On MyPlate • AKJ Education $3.28 1 $3.28
Vegetables • AKJ Education $3.06 1 $3.06
Día de mercado (Farmers Market) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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