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Ms. Talbot from Jacksonville FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Spy Science and Art in the Garden

Help me give my students the impact driver, composting and art supplies to create the artful raised bed garden space they want to work and learn in.

  • $674 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2020.

This project expired on May 14, 2020.

My Students

Students at my school are creative, curious, concerned and passionate about their surroundings, especially outdoors. I teach 7th grade science in an urban area. Many students do not have the ability to have gardens or flowers at home but since we have been working outside there is a renewed sense of learning and applying what is going on in the classroom.

As future stakeholders on their planet, they want to be advocates for a cleaner, greener environment.

We have plenty of sports fields and such for students to play in, but my students eagerly began exploring the small garden area outside and wandered what they could do to enrich their planet.

Since we have started going outside and working in the small garden, my students daily ask when are we working in the garden again? They plan, work together, become leaders, design and research what they want to see and do with their space. Many are very artistic, and love creating art for me to display in the classroom. Their thought is to extend their creativity to recycle materials for artistic pieces in their garden space. Their excitement is contagious!

My Project

Kids and the outdoors, what a fabulous combination! Nothing like a little hard work with quick results right before your eyes, with just a little bit of water and sunshine, life within a week! This is what a garden can bring to my students!

This excitement has many of my students engaged in wanting to create a beautiful oasis right on their campus.

They plan on making it a work in progress to pass onto future students, as caregivers of “their” space. It will be a place to learn, work, study and enjoy the fruits of their labor. It will be an opportunity to see the results of their ideas across the curriculum and share that scope with others in other schools.

My students see an empty canvas in which to paint beautiful scenery within their campus with a large vegetable garden w/composting, butterfly garden, native plants along with art and a fountain, all made with recyclable material. Their focus is to make an environmental impact and raise awareness for a need of more green space. Because of its location facing a main thoroughfare, they are hoping to visually spread the knowledge!

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Ms. Talbot
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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This project will reach 411 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK36644607T 14 Cordless Impact Driver Kit 20.0 Voltage 1700 in.-lb. Max. Torque Battery Included • Grainger $179.00 1 $179.00
TK36644604T 4kg8 lb. Digital LCD Compact Bench Scale • Grainger $24.69 3 $74.07
TK36644605T Steel Garden Trowel Corrosion Resistant Straight • Grainger $6.46 6 $38.76
TK36644610T Spading Fork Fiberglass Handle Material 29 Handle Length Width of Tines 6-34 Length of Tines • Grainger $35.48 1 $35.48
TK36644606T 20 gal. Round Refuse and Compost Can Metal Silver • Grainger $18.98 1 $18.98
24571-4010 - Pentel Paint Marker - Yellow • Blick Art Materials $3.32 5 $16.60
24571-5010 - Pentel Paint Marker - Blue • Blick Art Materials $3.32 5 $16.60
24571-1020 - Pentel Paint Marker - White • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-6510 - Pentel Paint Marker - Violet • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-5070 - Pentel Paint Marker - Sky Blue • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-4510 - Pentel Paint Marker - Orange • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-3060 - Pentel Paint Marker - Pink • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-3010 - Pentel Paint Marker - Red • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-2020 - Pentel Paint Marker - Black • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-7010 - Pentel Paint Marker - Green • Blick Art Materials $3.32 4 $13.28
24571-9010 - Pentel Paint Marker - Gold • Blick Art Materials $3.32 3 $9.96
24571-8000 - Pentel Paint Marker - Brown • Blick Art Materials $3.32 3 $9.96
24571-2500 - Pentel Paint Marker - Gray • Blick Art Materials $3.32 3 $9.96
24571-9330 - Pentel Paint Marker - Silver • Blick Art Materials $3.32 3 $9.96
TK36644609T Coated Gloves M Palm Polyurethane Glove Coating Material 3 ANSIISEA Abrasion Level 1 PR • Grainger $1.13 5 $5.65
TK36644608T Coated Gloves L Palm Polyurethane Glove Coating Material 3 ANSIISEA Abrasion Level 1 PR • Grainger $1.13 3 $3.39

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