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Ms. Floyd from Lexington KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Grow

My students need gardening tools and puzzles and books that we can use to further our gardening discussion to teach our students where our food comes from and how it grows.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of students in low income/single-parent family homes, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many are students with a range of disabilities, emotional disturbance and specific learning disability. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may deprive them of life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Planning a garden, planting the seeds and watching them grow give kids a sense of purpose and responsibility. Furthermore, studies show that when children have contact with soil during activities like digging and planting, they have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety.

Your generous donation to our project will improve our Pre-K classroom by providing my students to be more self sufficient and learn about the environment.

When children participate in gardening, the fruits and vegetables that they are inspired to eat will no doubt have a positive effect on their body. But the act of gardening itself can also promote a healthy body. Kids LOVE to get their hands and feet in the dirt.

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT PUZZLE PRESCHOOL W/ WIRE RACK - SET OF 13 • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99
CARPET KIDS VALUE LINE GARDEN TIME 36IN X 54IN • School Specialty $41.97 1 $41.97
GAME CROCODILE HOP • School Specialty $40.32 1 $40.32
TERRARIUM DOME FARMERS GARDEN • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
COUNTERS IN THE GARDEN CRITTER COUNTERS AGES 3+ SET OF 72 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
COUNTERS IN THE GARDEN CRITTER COUNTERS AGES 3+ SET OF 72 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
NEW SPROUTS GARDEN FRESH SALAD SET OF 38 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
ABC - 123 ABACUS • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
BOOK FLOWER GARDEN HARDCOVER • School Specialty $17.74 1 $17.74
JR GEARS FLOWER GARDEN - SET OF 17 • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
DRAMATIC PLAY KIDS GARDEN TOTE WITH TOOLS • School Specialty $14.99 1 $14.99
BOOK THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET A STORY ABOUT CLAUDE MONET • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
COUNTING CATERPILLAR, SET OF 11 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
BLOSSOM BRIGHT GARDEN TOOL BELT, SET OF 6 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
BUTTERFLY GARDEN WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLE • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
FUN TO KNOW NUMBERS 1-20 - SET OF 20 • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
PUZZLE FUN TO KNOW COLORS - SET OF 24 • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
PUZZLE FUN TO KNOW SHAPES - SET OF 20 • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
GAME MAGNETIC BUG CATCHING • School Specialty $7.99 1 $7.99
CD GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN • School Specialty $7.20 1 $7.20
COLOR ME GARDEN DOUBLE SIDED BORDER SET • School Specialty $5.46 1 $5.46
GIDDY BUGGY TROWEL • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76

Materials cost

$415.25

Vendor shipping charges

$41.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.00

Total project goal

$580.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.00

1 Donor

-$580.00

Donations toward project cost

-$493.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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