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Mrs. Melton from Lake City TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help FEED USA Feed Our Futures!

My students need a variety of seeds, potting soil, aprons, and storage containers for our harvest projects.

  • $566 goal

This project expired on January 15, 2012.

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My Students

Academic integration is the goal; education needs to make a connection between “real life” and school work.

I teach Teen Living to approximately 200 seventh and eighth grade students in a rural, low income/high poverty community (2/3 of the student body receives free or reduced lunch benefits).

This grant would allow my students to combine ecology concepts (planting and harvesting) with food production/preparation/preservation into a group of hands-on units of discovery.

My Project

Without this equipment (seeds, potting soil, aprons, and storage containers) these units of discovery will not be possible. With this variety of equipment, experiencing ecology in the kitchen will be an actuality. By using food preparation techniques to reinforce the science/ecology concepts, the students can relate practical, hands-on lessons with their science curriculum.

We need your help to make this vision possible.

Your assistance with this project will ensure that my students make the connection of ecology/science to “real life”. This will be accomplished by giving them a practical application for the standards being addressed in their science classroom. My students will be able to feed their families if you can Help FEED USA Feed Our Futures!

Mrs. Melton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunflower, Viable Seed, 1 lb • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.45 1 $9.45
Corn, Sweet, Viable Seed, 1 lb • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.20 1 $14.20
Pea, Little Marvel, Viable Seed, 1 lb • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.55 1 $8.55
Potting Soil, Prom-Mix, 16 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.79 9 $79.11
TickleMe Plant Seed Packet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.70 5 $23.50
TickleMe Plant Growing Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.21 5 $51.05
BIN STORAGE SHOWOFF LARGE -COLOR-SOFT FERN - PK OF 6 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $37.23 1 $37.23
ZIPPER BAG GALLON 10.5X11 -1.75 MIL.CLEAR CASE OF 250 • ABC School Supply, Inc $41.13 1 $41.13
BAG RECLOSE 7X8 500/BX • ABC School Supply, Inc $41.13 1 $41.13
CONTAINER 8 QT SQUARE SPACE SAVER • ABC School Supply, Inc $11.77 4 $47.08
CONTAINER 6 QT SQUARE SPACE SAVER • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 4 $37.96
BOWL COVERED SET • ABC School Supply, Inc $4.74 2 $9.48

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