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Mrs. Gallagher from San Jose CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's a Small, Small World

My students need to experiment and create with a variety of craft materials while exploring nature appreciation.

  • $840 goal

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My Students

Since our inception, our school has been dedicated to educating the whole child by offering a rich dynamic educational program. We provide an exciting alternative to traditional schools. Our classroom is based on developmentally appropriate teaching methods that accommodate the whole child with respect to individual learning styles, developmental readiness, and rates of achievement. Multiple-age classrooms, collaborative teaching, a high level of parent participation, and community involvement greatly contribute to developing our environment into a world-class learning community.

Our focus is developing innovative programs designed to accommodate the diverse needs of all students, including those who are historically underachieving or academically disadvantaged, to challenge and engage students to master state academic content and to meet or exceed state achievement standards.

Teachers are encouraged to develop a creative environment that fosters students becoming a real part of their own learning.

My Project

Actor Alan Alda once said, “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” Gardens are a magical place for children, full of opportunities to learn and develop appreciation for the natural world. Chasing butterflies, watching towering sunflowers, waiting eagerly for seeds to sprout are only the tiniest tip of the green iceberg. There are so many benefits when children are encouraged to garden. Growing plants is a wondrous and magical thing and should be part of every child’s upbringing, regardless of where they live. But what happens when outdoor space is an issue?

Children need the opportunity to design, plant and nurture a garden which grows from the seeds of their own imagination.

For this reason, I want to provide my students with a wide variety of craft materials, such as craft sticks, feathers, bells, succulents and miniatures while allowing them to create their own small world in the form of a fairy garden. Designing and tending a fairy garden will allow their imaginations to soar. There are no rules, no guidelines and no restrictions. Creative gardening relaxes the mind and feeds the soul. It allows unique opportunities for conversations and sharing. My students will be able to work on their fairy gardens outside and bring them into the classroom for safe keeping. It is a perfect solution for our gardening space issues while encouraging a deeper appreciation of nature. Please help me provide the materials my students need and help them impact the world at large while building a small, small world.

Mrs. Gallagher
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 22 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shop Succulents Premium Pastel Succulent (Collection of 128) • Amazon Business $184.99 1 $184.99
Dr. Earth Exotic Blend Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix 1 Cu. Ft. • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
Wood Craft Dowels 6"-1/4" 100/Pkg By Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Woodpeckers Decorative Wooden Doll People - Assorted Sizes - Set of 40 Includes 5 Shapes: Ebook: We Include a Ebook with Cool Crafting Ideas. • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Paint Pens - Set of 15, Oil Paint Marker Pens, Water Based Colors for Kids & Adults, Sun & Water Resistant Fine Point, Paint on Rock, Wood, Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Clothes, Skin & Almost All Surfaces • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
MAIYUAN 5 Inch Long 0.1-0.2 Inch in Diameter Wood Log Sticks for DIY Crafts Photo Props (100pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Garden Bloom Authentic Mexican Beach Pebbles 1/4 Inch - Perfect for Succulents, Aquariums, Terrariums, Fairy Gardens, All Landscape Applications (2 LB) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Super Moss (23310 Moss Mix Preserved, 2oz (110 Cubic Inch) • Amazon Business $9.65 2 $19.30
OULII Wood Slices Tree Log Discs Rustic Wedding Christmas Ornaments, 1.5-3CM, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $9.29 2 $18.58
Aleenes Original Tacky Glue, 16-Ounce (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $17.11 1 $17.11
Tophappy 100pcs Miniature Fairy Garden Ornaments Kit Set, Ladybugs,Mushrooms, Flowers with Tools for DIY Fairy Garden Dollhouse Décor • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Dondor Self Adhesive Craft Jewels, 1" Inch Size (200 Piece Set) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
1 X Miniature Fairy Garden Mini River Rock • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
eBoot Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Dowel Rods 100 Pack (6 x 1/ 8 Inch) • Amazon Business $6.69 2 $13.38
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
PAXCOO 120 Pcs Fairy Garden Miniature Ornaments Kit for DIY Dollhouse Décor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BXI - Decorative Stones - Garden Yard Walkway Fish Tank Aquaruim - Gravel Pebble Rock - 2 Pounds - Blue Glass Sand • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hygloss Products Colored Craft Sticks – Bright Vibrant Wood Popsicle Sticks – 4.5 Inches, 1000 Mixed Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Zealor 100 Pieces Miniature Ornaments Kit DIY Fairy Garden Dollhouse Decoration • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fashionclubs Miniature Garden Ornaments, 24pcs Miniature Ornaments Kit Set Fairy Garden Figurines Accessories DIY Dollhouse Plant Pot Decoration 1pcs Tweezer • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Artistic Wire 28-Gauge Aqua Wire, 40-Yards • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Favourde 200 Pieces in Total, Wooden Circles Wooden Heart Tags with Holes and 12 mm Rings for Birthday Boards, Valentine, Chore Boards, Arts and Crafts • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
500Pcs Pipe Cleaners Craft Set,Including 100 Pcs Chenille Stems 200 Pcs Pom Poms Craft 200 Pcs Wiggle Googly Eyes Self Adhesive,Assorted Colors and Assorted Sizes for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pandahall 1 Box (About 8000pcs) 12/0 Mixed Green Round Glass Seed Beads, 2mm • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
BAKHUK 200Pcs 1" Mini Wooden Clips Pegs Clothespins for Crafts and Home Decoration With Pouch and Jute Twine - 295 feet • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Colorful Goose Feathers 100pcs/pack/ (10pcs X10colors) (4--6 inch) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
JPSOR 120pcs 3"-6" Colorful Spotted Feathers for DIY Craft, Jewelry and Clothing Decoration, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Grosun 300pcs Colored Jingle Bells Small Bell Mini Bells Bulk with Clear Box for Halloween Christmas Wedding Decoration and Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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