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Ms. Kohr from Philadelphia PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow!

My students need a variety of flower and vegetable seeds, mini greenhouse growing kits, soil pots, soil and books to teach my students how to grow plants and to compare and contrast how different plants grow.

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, fun-loving, eager second graders who look forward to coming to school everyday. My students face many challenges such as disabilities, lack of supplies and language barriers because their native tongue is not English. Despite these challenges, they are eager and ready to learn.

Everyday, I strive to meet their various needs in any way that I can.

I try to create an engaging and peaceful work environment so their minds can soar! By making sure they have what they need to be academically successful, safe, healthy and secure, I am helping them to be as productive as possible.

My students live in a low-income, inner-city neighborhood and they have struggles at home. It is my job to make sure they are able to accomplish what they wish to in school. One of my goals, as a teacher, is to provide things that my children are lacking and to create a positive learning environment. My students love to experience new things and visit new places such as the many field trips that I take them on. I also try to keep their bellies full and their minds open to learning new things.

My Project

Every year, I like to do hands-on activities with my students to help them learn about different science ideas such as plants. I like having our own plant nursery so that my students can see how seeds come in different sizes, shapes and colors. I think that by seeing these differences, they will have an easier time understanding that plants grow differently and look different. We will be planting a variety of vegetable seeds to observe the differences and write in their plant journals.

I am also asking for flower seeds to see how they grow and to give to their moms for Mother's Day presents.

I let them choose which flowers they want to grow and they watch the plants as they grow. We will wrap the plants up for them to take home to their moms and plant in their gardens.

I am asking for ziplock bags and paper towels to do a plant experiment. We will place bean seeds in the bags and put a wet paper towel at the bottom of the bag. We will hang the bags up on the windows so that the plants have direct sunlight. As the plants grow, we will complete our plant observation journals where we will detail how they look and how big they are growing. This is a fun experiment that I like doing every year with my students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jiffy 42mm Professional Greenhouse 50-Plant Starter Kit • Amazon Business $17.84 3 $53.52
Ziploc Quart Storage Bags, 144 Count • Amazon Business $16.11 3 $48.33
Peat Pot Trays Pack Of 10 (120 Cells) - Seed Starter Pots For Seedlings, Saplings, Flowers -2"x3.5’’ -Eco Friendly & Biodegradable -NoTransplant Shock -Garden, Backyard,Kitchen Seed Planting • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Heirloom Seed Bank with 55 Varieties of Vegetable seeds by Heirloom Futures. 100% NON GMO Open Pollinated Non-Hybrid Naturally Grown Premium 2017 USA Seed Stock for All Gardeners. • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Plenty Ultra Premium Full Sheet Paper Towels, White, 24 Total Rolls • Amazon Business $23.47 1 $23.47
Sustainable Seed 10 Variety Culinary Herb Seed Collection - 100% NON GMO Heirloom Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme for Planting an Heirloom Herb Garden • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
David's Garden Seeds Wildflower All Perennial Seed Mix SL112CE (Multi) 500 Open Pollinated Seeds • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
David's Garden Seeds Bean Bush Provider D010A (Green) 100 Organic Heirloom Seeds • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
100 Count- Jiffy 36 MM Peat Soil Pellets • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Concentrated Planting Mix 0.33CF (Expands up to 1 Cubic Foot) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Toysmith Garden Root Viewer • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Why Should I Eat Well? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69

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