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Ms. S. from Hampton CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Use of Time in the Sundial Garden

My students need a sundial, fiberglass tape, and a stepping stone kits to create a sundial garden in our garden area.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students have tipped the traditional notion of learning environments has centered mainly on places and spaces. Bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out is what this group of students is all about.

Students are excited to be problem solvers and to extend their problem solving skills by exploring the shop class methods for tech education.

I teach at one of the smallest, rural schools in Connecticut. Students are ready to learn, ready to explore and ready to be challenged!

My Project

This project is a great way any time of year to get my students making predictions, collecting data, recording observations, and drawing conclusions. The stepping stone kits will be used to make a large sundial and the dragonfly sundial on a stand will be used to compare the dials.

I believe that the more actively engaged students are in their learning, the more lasting knowledge they will gain.

Posing the question, "How can you tell time without a watch when you're playing outside on a sunny day?" students will study time, history of telling time, and find out about the accuracy of time. With this project, students will make templates of their stones for the sundial, create their own stone to add to the sundial, and compare the accuracy of the two sundials, the one we make and the dragonfly sundial on a stand.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Made By Me Mix & Mold Your Own Stepping Stones by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $9.97 5 $49.85
UD Verdigris Finished Cast Iron Dragonfly Sundial with Pedestal • Amazon Business $43.94 1 $43.94
Fun Express Neon Compass On Cord (1 Dozen) - Bulk Toy • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
School Smart Poster Board - 11 x 14 inch - Pack of 25 - White • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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