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Ms. N. from Portland OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Grow Our Garden

Help me give my students an opportunity to watch plants grow from seed to flower by setting up grow lights and crafted pots in our classroom.

  • $337 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of 20 inquisitive young minds, all of whom love playing outside and learning about nature. They are energetic, enthusiastic about learning, and would benefit from more hands-on learning activities.

In our classroom, students come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

There are some who are reading novels, and there are some who are just learning their letters and numbers. These students work hard to get engaged in their learning and get brighter every day. They love playing together and listening to stories.

My Project

If this project gets funded, I am hoping to use these resources to set up a grow lab in our classroom. The materials I am requesting include plant grow lamps, that can sit on our counter and shine brightly down on some of the other requested materials - seeds, soil, and pots. Students will have the chance to use their artistic skills in creating their flower pots, and then we'll select seeds and watch them grow!

Not only will this project help students learn more about life cycles through observation, it will get them discussing topics including photosynthesis and root systems.

My hope is that students will cultivate a garden, and then be inspired to continue growing.

Ms. N.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Terra Cotta Pots - 9-Count Terracotta Pots, 3.5-Inch Mini Flower Pots with Drainage Holes, Clay Flower Pots Small Ceramic Pottery Nursery Planters for Cacti and Succulent Plants • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Grow Light, Grow Lights for Indoor Plants,OUSI [2018 Upgraded] Dual Head Grow Lamp Auto On & Auto Off Plants Grow Light 5 Options Timing/Dimming Function Adjustable 360 Degree UL Approved Adapter • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Black Gold Natural and All Organic Potting Soil 1.5 Cubic Feet • Amazon Business $32.82 1 $32.82
Sow Right Seeds - Flower Seed Garden Collection - Sunflower, Marigold, Zinnia, Cosmos, Daisy, Calendula, Coneflower, Bachelor Button, and Aster; Full Instructions for Planting, Great Gardening Gift • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
30 Seed Starting 2" square Durable Reusable Plastic Pots • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Cornucopia Brands Elephant & Dinosaur Watering Cans (Combo Set of 2); Kids' Novelty Animal Watering Cans in Green & Gray • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Calunce Elephant Watering Can 2 Liter Watering Can for Kids (Green) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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