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  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Conner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Little Gardeners Learn The Basics

The cost of pencils and a pencil sharpener, and a trip to the Botanical Gardens is $294, including shipping for the materials and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach in a Chicago Public School three miles West of Lake Michigan. My eighteen second grade students love to garden. They have learned how to sprout seeds by placing seeds in a cardboard egg carton. With plenty of water and sun, the seeds are ready to place in the school garden within two weeks. We will carefully take care of them and watch them bloom and beautify our school garden for the student body to enjoy. We plan to teach our first grade buddies this technique so that they will learn how to appreciate and take care of our garden. As a team, we will work together to make our garden beautiful. There are many benefits to team teaching. To teach a subject, the second grade students must know the subject well. The first grade students learn how to teach so they can in turn teach their younger buddies. Together, we will sprout our seeds, name them and write stories about them. We will read and research about city gardens and how they were developed. Our test scores will soar as we read and learn all about this seeds and gardens. As a benefit to our buddies, we would like to take them on a trip to Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, Illinois so they may see the best garden in Chicago. All we need is an electric pencil sharpener & pencils to write our stories, and a bus fee for this trip to happen.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Botanic Gardens - Glencoe, Illinois
( $165.00 bus fee on Atlantic Express Bus)
50 students and 4 teachers $165.00
HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPNER -- Panasonic Electric Pencil Sharpener; Black • Quill Corporation $31.49 1 $31.49
BLACK WARRIOR #2 DEGREE DOZEN BOX PENCIL -- Sanford Black Warrior Pencils; #2 Grade Lead • Quill Corporation $2.78 6 $16.68

Trip cost

$213.17

Vendor shipping charges

$4.82

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$240.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.88

Total project goal

$293.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.76

1 Donor

-$277.91

Donations toward project cost

-$241.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 46 students.

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