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Mrs. Thompson from Willow River MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Help Each Other Grow!

My students need to see how plants and food grow. This Aero Garden set up is perfect for a Kindergarten classroom to show 5 year olds how water, light & dirt make things grow!

  • $371 goal

This project expired on November 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small, rural school with the student population less than 450 for all of K-12. We have a very high percentage of families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch which also qualifies us school wide for Title I. With a $200 annual classroom budget, I am able to buy things such as construction paper, writing paper, tape, paint, markers and such. I then rely on writing grants to keep my classroom materials fun and engaging.

My students are 5 and 6 year olds that absolutely love school and I feel it is my job to make sure that excitement continues to grow throughout their Kindergarten year.

When I am told by parents that their child is sad that they have to miss a day of school, I secretly grin from ear to ear. I want my students to beg for more time at school and I plan to continue finding new ways to do my best to make that happen.

My Project

The AeroGrow Miracle Garden will allow my students to have the ownership and responsibilities of growing a small maintainable garden. During different times of the year we will be able to grow tomatoes, herbs, plants and flowers. We have all of the information in text books and picture books but students need to see first hand that these things really do grow from light, water, dirt and seeds. This is the perfect solution for a MN classroom that is not set up for an outside garden due to summer months and summer break for students. The size is also very doable for a classroom setting which will allow our science to come alive.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Bounty Elite with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Platinum • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
AeroGarden Seed Starting System for Bounty, Ultra & Extra Models • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
AeroGarden Mountain Meadows Flower Seed Pod Kit (9-Pod) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
AeroGarden Red Heirloom Cherry Tomato Kit for Bounty Models • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (9-Pod) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70

Materials cost

$280.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.54

Total project goal

$370.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.29

1 Donor

-$185.14

Donations toward project cost

-$157.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.77

match offer

-$185.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.77

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$0.00

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