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Mrs. Garr from Key West FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh Mercy... Horsing Around With Farm Fun!

My students need to explore the importance of farming through discovery with a Schleich Barn with Animals and books about farming.

  • $401 goal

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My Students

"What are we making today?" is often exclaimed as my lively kindergarten students burst into our classroom each morning. We are a Title I school with a growing English Language Learner population. Our classroom is lucky enough to have students from Haiti, Cuba, Uzbek, and Russia. Despite the economic challenges my students face at home, they bring an abundance of joy and energy through our door daily.

The JOY of learning RADIATES from these young scholars!

As their teacher, I am tasked with providing them a nurturing, child-centered oasis at school to bring them happiness and meaningful play-based learning opportunities.

Despite the challenge of learning English and the aftermath of a devastating storm, my students are always eager to explore, invent and prove that they are natural-born problem solvers. They thirst for experiences that make them even more engaged. They are loving of each other and are always helping each other strive for excellence. I am blessed with the opportunity to provide this class with creative, active, engaging and quality learning experiences that will help each of them blossom into tomorrow's leaders.

My Project

My island students need engaging experiences to help them understand the importance of farm life and the food that it produces for us each day. Through both hilarious fiction and straight-to-the-facts nonfiction books, my young learners will soak up the interesting process in which food is made and how animals' needs are met in the farming environment. The Mercy Watson Book series by Kate DiCamillo will give my students hours of entertainment with the adventures of an 'intriguing' porcine. The Rookie Reader nonfiction selections of farms will teach not only the real value of farm life but will show the absolute hilarity of Mercy's Adventures.

Muck the stalls, tend the fields and saddle up the horses!

The Schleich Barn and animals will give my student the opportunity to play and discover the intricacies of a barn and the needs of cattle, hogs, and horses. Many of my students aren't aware that there are different types of horses. Observing the differences between a Tennessee Walker and a Pinto will help my students soak up the information they crave!

Mrs. Garr
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Schleich Barn With Animals & Accessories Action Figures • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $11.09 2 $22.18
School Smart 1-1/2" Ruled, 24" x 32" Bond Chart Paper • Amazon Business $20.42 1 $20.42
Schleich North America Farm World Starter Set Action Figure, Multicolor • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Animal 4D and Food 4D Flashcards • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Schleich North America Feeding & Grooming Farm Animals Figure • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
The Milk Makers (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pigs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich North America Schleich Pinto Mare Toy Figure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich North America Tennessee Walker Mare Toy Figure • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
The Farm: A 4D Book (A Visit to...) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Food From Farms (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Farm Animals (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Jobs on a Farm (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Living on Farms (Rookie Read-About Geography (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Milk to Ice Cream (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pig-Piggy-Pigs (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00

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