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Ms. Retland from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making My Mommy Smile

My students need succulent plants as a gift for their moms on Mother's Day.

  • $161 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

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My Students

Preschool is the place to be! Students within this community come from extreme poverty. They enter the classroom eager to learn and are introduced to new things throughout the year.

I work with a group of amazing, diverse students who soak up new information as they explore the tools in the classroom.

My preschool classroom is set up to be student-led and allow the students to work at their own pace.

As a result, students are able to develop at their level in a very low-stakes environment. The activities stimulate their interest while helping to make sense of the world around them. There is no greater place to be than a PreK classroom!

My Project

The students in Room 102 have been talking about seeds and different types of plants. As we continue to discuss the things we need to make plants grow, Mother's Day is approaching quickly. Each year, we plant flowers to give to moms which often make it home, but never planted. A lot of our kids live in apartment buildings or flats, and don't have an opportunity to watch their plant grow to its full potential.

This year, it would be amazing if kids can give their mothers a succulent that they can keep in doors for many years to come.

The students will also be able to create artful expressions on the pots that their parents can keep as a token of love. Finally, the students will use watercolor on the paper to create a card to give to their mother. At our school, the mothers provide great support for the students in the classroom. What a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for the contributions that they have made throughout the year thus far. With your support, we can make this happen.

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

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shop Succulents Unique Succulent (Collection of 20) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Set of 10 Terra Cotta Pots - Clay Flower Pots, Mini Flower Pot Planters for Indoor, Outdoor Plant, Succulent Display, Brown - 1.2 x 1.9 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
80 Sheets Watercolor Paper,100% Rag Cotton Bulk Pack Cold Press Ready Cut for Students Beginner or Artists Supplies, 6 by 9 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
80 Sheets Watercolor Paper,100% Rag Cotton Bulk Pack Cold Press Ready Cut for Students Beginner or Artists Supplies, 6 by 9 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hoffman 10404 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 4 Quarts • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Hoffman 10404 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 4 Quarts • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25

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