Inner city children never experience the excitement of planting seeds, nurturing them or watching them grow. I am a first grade teacher in a Hispanic-dominated urban school district in New Jersey. All of my children receive free or reduced lunch and have had very limited life experiences.
My children are so inquisitive. They want to know the "whys" and "hows" of just about everything and they are not satisfied until their questions are answered. Thanks to generous donors, my children have already experienced the life cycles of tadpoles, caterpillars, ladybugs and mealworms. They honor the environment and the needs of all of life's creatures. However, we do not have the money in our budget to provide these extra xperiences.
In order to quench their curiosity, I would like to receive materials to create a classroom greenhouse. I think it is essential to provide experiences which extend beyond the confines of our textbooks and continue to help them appreciate the beauties of our world. By complimenting the greenhouse with authentic, quality, children's literature, students will gain a better understanding of our world and the importance of protecting it.
Can you imagine first graders, who have never planted or nurtured a seed, experiencing this for the very first time? To me, that's what learning is about! And, you would make it possible for helping by providing the means for this wonder-full opportunity. It just would not be possible without your support.
|HSP162 ROOT-VUE FARM EA • Childcraft, Inc.||$27.95||1||$27.95|
|KIT SCIENCE BAG HOW A SEED GROWS • Childcraft, Inc.||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|CG853 - Classroom Greenhouse • Lakeshore Learning||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|CG854 - Ready-To-Plant Growing Kit • Lakeshore Learning||$24.95||2||$49.90|
|LM924 - Plants & Flowers Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning||$29.95||1||$29.95|
|Flower Alphabet Book Jerry Pallotta, Leslie Evans (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$6.25||1||$6.25|
|Reason for a Flower Ruth Heller • Barnes and Noble||$6.29||1||$6.29|
|Flower Garden Eve Bunting, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$6.30||1||$6.30|
|Alison's Zinnia Anita Lobel • Barnes and Noble||$13.72||1||$13.72|
|The Whole Green World Tony Johnston, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$13.50||1||$13.50|
|Whose Garden Is It? Mary Ann Hoberman, Jane Dyer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$14.40||1||$14.40|
|Time For Kids: Plants! Time for Kids Magazine, Brenda Iasevoli • Barnes and Noble||$3.59||1||$3.59|
|Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$6.30||1||$6.30|
|Carrot Seed Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$6.29||1||$6.29|
|Lily's Pesky Plant Kirsten Larsen, Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator), Judith Holmes Clarke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$5.39||1||$5.39|
|The Tiny Seed Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$7.19||1||$7.19|
|Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$8.09||1||$8.09|
|From Seed to Plant Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble||$6.25||1||$6.25|
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