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Ms. Timlin from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mother's and Father's Day Flowers

My students need flower seeds, seedlings, and a mini greenhouse to grow plants for Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts.

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inner-city students with a predominantly Hispanic background. They are the nicest students I have ever taught! They are eager to learn, and every year we make great progress.

This year I am focusing on improving their reading and social and emotional skills.

To be happier, they need creative supports that decrease their anxiety. They need an environment that shows love and care to encourage them to do their very best each and every day. This is my dream!

My Project

Every year my students grow plants for Mother's and Father's Day gifts. These plants have had great success in years past, thanks to many wonderful donors. We need flower seeds, seedlings, and a mini greenhouse to grow plants.

Since we live in the inner city, some students don't have exposure to planting.

This activity becomes a lifelong lesson. Many report how well the flowers and plants did and how they brought lots of enjoyment to their families.

Students have a choice of flowers or tomatoes. Since the weather is cold in Chicago even in the spring, the mini greenhouse should protect our plants during cold spells. The azaleas are a new addition, and many students have never seen one. They are also extremely hardy and grow well everywhere, even during droughts.

Ms. Timlin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Truedays Set of 10 Multicolored Resin Circle Flower Plant Pots / Planters with Saucer Pallet,All • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
4 Tier Mini Portable Garden Greenhouse Plants Shed Hot House for Indoor and Outdoor • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
3” Peat Pots | Plant Starters | Seedling & Herb Seed Starter Kit - Organic Biodegradable Pots 100% Eco-Friendly Enhance Aeration | BONUS 10 Plastic Plant Markers – Bulk 60 Pack, 3 inch • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Eve's Miniature Azalea Bonsai Seed Kit, Flowering, Complete Kit to Grow Azalea Bonsai from Seed • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Eve's Jasmine Bonsai Seed Kit, Flowering, Complete Kit to Grow Jasmine Bonsai from Seed • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Eve's Dwarf Gardenia Bonsai Seed Kit, Flowering, Complete Kit to Grow Dwarf Gardenia Bonsai from Seed (vase styles vary) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Miracle-Gro Plant Food for Azaleas, Camellias, and Rhododendrons, 1.5-Pound (Fertilizer for Acid Loving Plants) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Outsidepride Four O'Clock Red Seed - 1/4 LB • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food, 48-Spikes • Amazon Business $2.24 2 $4.48

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