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Mrs. Houser from Toledo OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Work Here!

Help me give my students wood, paint, Mod-Podge and wood burners to make signs for our community garden.

  • $565 goal

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My Students

Our school is very unique in its design. Students are challenged by our reading program that allows the students to learn at their level and to be pushed to go further and further in their abilities. Our school has a two-acre garden that the students are able to plant, care for, and eat the vegetables that they grow themselves!

We have the coolest school in Northwest Ohio!

I have my students for two years. I start with them in third grade and take them all the way through fourth grade. Some students I teach again for reading for fifth and sixth grade. I really get to know the student when doing this. Science is a favorite of all my students. I am a firm believer in bringing science alive in the classroom. I do everything I can to develop the science skills of my students through hands-on activities in the garden to STEM activities in the classroom.

My Project

My project stems from ideas that our Garden Club have shared with me about what they want to do in our garden. Many fourth through eighth graders stay after school a few times a month to work in the school garden and learn how to have a garden of their own. They would like to make our community garden that is affiliated with our school like kids work there!

We have a community garden that the whole school works in and learns how to grow their own food!

This is one of the best things our school can do for the students that attend. We are teaching them how to grow food on their own. Our garden club spends time learning how to care for the 2-acre garden that we have. However, it doesn't look like kids work there. It doesn't look kid-friendly. The purpose of this project is to beautify the area and make the garden look like a kids garden.

Mrs. Houser
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walnut Hollow 41803 Medium Rustic Basswood Country Rounds Bulk Value Pack for Home Decor & Rustic Weddings • Amazon Business $36.99 5 $184.95
Vastar 44pcs Wood Burning Kit, Creative Woodburner Temperature Adjustable with Soldering Pyrography Woodburning Pen + Embossing/Carving/Soldering Tips, 7 Stencils,2 Pencils,Stand & Sharpener (Blue) • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Wooden Unfinished Square Dowel Rods 1/2" x 36" for Crafting, Projects and Woodworking- Bag of 10 • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Fuyit Natural Wood Slices 30 Pcs 2.4"-2.8" Craft Wood kit Unfinished Predrilled with Hole Wooden Circles Great for Arts and Crafts Christmas Ornaments DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $13.49 3 $40.47
3/8” x 12” Wooden Dowel Rods, Pack of 25 Unfinished Hardwood Craft Dowel Sticks | Wand Making Sticks | For Crafts and DIY’ers. • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish for use Outdoors (16-Ounces), CS15062 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
PINTAR Oil Paint Pens (24-Pack) - Vibrant Colors For Rock Painting and Glass Painting - Craft Supplies - Works On Most Surfaces Wood, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Rocks - Water Resistant Office Supplies • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
US Art Supply Variety Pack Foam Sponge Wood Handle Paint Brush Set (Value Pack of 20 Brushes) - Lightweight, durable and great for Acrylics, Stains, Varnishes, Crafts, Art • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96

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