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Ms. Duffy from Austin TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Build It, They Will the Sensory Garden!

Help me give my students the beautiful butterfly bench to compliment our new sensory garden. In this space, students are able to explore, take risks and discover all the magic of the the amazing outdoors on their own!

  • $288 goal

This project expired on June 12, 2019.

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My Students

We are a small, but fierce, multilingual campus in the heart of Texas. We learn and speak, in not two, but three languages every day! Our unique campus is home to a double dual language program. Our dedicated scholars learn and speak in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Much of our students go home to apartments located in the heart of the city, inconveniently located from parks and communal green spaces and only enjoy the outdoors during the school day.

With such diverse language opportunities offered in the classroom, it is only makes sense that our scholars were offered the same diverse opportunities in our campus garden.

My Project

Throughout the school day students are constantly answering request from teachers. Request to do this, request to do that. Whatever it is, students are constantly asked or told what they need to do. The one place that students should be absolutely free, is in our school garden. I want to build safe and interactive space where students do not need to follow rules, or schedules.

I want to build a sensory garden where our students are welcome and encouraged to be explorers, risk takers where they can discover the endless beauty in the world around them.

Our students deserve the opportunity to discover what a bees hmm sounds like with their eyes closed. I want our students to sit and wonder why a daisy is yellow, or why do ants travel in a straight line. With these materials, it will help transfer our vegetable and flower garden into a garden that tickles our senses.

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

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This project will reach 266 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plow & Hearth Outdoor Weather-Resistant Metal Butterfly Bench for Yard and Garden, Tubular Steel - Antique White - 60.25 L x 17.75 D x 39.5 H • Amazon Business $144.95 1 $144.95
Nature's Melody Wind Chimes for Outdoor, Tuned Metal Tubes, 36 Inches • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Half Peck Round Wooden Baskets (2-Pack); Natural Wood Fruit & Vegetable Picking Basket with Wire Bail/Wood Handle; Also Great for Arts & Crafts or Easter Basket, 6.5-Inch x 8.5 Inch • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Top Collection Miniature Fairy Garden Mystical Gnome Home Door • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Pacific Giftware Miniature Fairy Garden of Enchantment Fairy Gnome Hobbit Tree Cottage Door 4 Inches • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00

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