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Mrs. Lessmeister from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh How Our Garden Grows!

My students need science viewers, chart paper and seeds to learn about insects in the garden.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 27 third grade students who are ready to learn. What an exciting classroom it is for both the teacher and the students. The places my students can go are boundless.

My classroom includes students at all levels of learning.

Most of my students come from low-income homes. Many of them are English language learners who absorb words like sponges. They love both reading and math and are always up to be challenged. My students are always learning both in and outside the classroom. They are a hardworking bunch!

My Project

Help us take a closer look at our school garden! We are going to learn about the importance of insects in our school garden. Students will research what bugs they will see with great books, a science viewer and then use chart paper to keep track of their learning.

Students will grow plants in our classroom and then transfer plants to our school garden to see what insects we can attract.

Students will make connections between insects and how important they are to a successful garden. Your donation will help my students grow! Students will work in teams and present their findings to other classrooms within our school.

Mrs. Lessmeister
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL600X - Science Viewers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
VIZ-PRO ECO Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard/Flipchart Easel, Black, 28 X 40 Inches • Amazon Business $139.00 1 $139.00
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $33.34 1 $33.34
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.01 2 $24.02
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Sharpie 75847 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
500 Butterfly Attracting Flower Mix Seeds With 25 Different Types of Flower by RDR Seeds • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98

Materials cost

$451.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.25

Total project goal

$575.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.01

5 Donors

-$442.76

Donations toward project cost

-$429.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$62.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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