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  • $1,064 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Leske
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Healthy World

My students need materials to make the connection between the world and where their food comes from. The chosen materials will help them to make this connection.

My Students

Where does our food come from? The children in our classroom are constantly asking questions that cannot simply be answered for them verbally. They need tangible work that will inspire them to answer their own questions and encourage them to keep asking questions in their search for knowledge.

Our school uses the Montessori philosophy to encourage students to become independent workers and thinkers.

We have 21 students ranging in age from 4 to 6. The children are encouraged to work with and extend lessons in their areas of interest. In addition to gaining knowledge of math and language, we want them to learn to take care of their minds and bodies. We do this through a variety of Practical Life and Cultural lessons and works. It is beautiful to watch their young minds continually questioning the world around them and it is our goal to provide the necessary materials to encourage independent thinking and a love for learning.

My Project

The materials that we have requested will provide the children with the answers to questions regarding where our food comes from. Included in our request are geography puzzles with a cabinet as well as resources to encourage the relationship connecting food to it's origin. These resources include food preparation supplies, literature regarding where foods come from, a whole exploration of mushrooms including a kit to grow our own mushrooms as well as work cards to integrate knowledge into language. As the children use the materials to independently prepare their own snacks they will extend their learning by exploring literature and referring to maps to learn where the food they eat is coming from. It is crucial that children learn to make healthy food choices to promote brain and body fitness. It is our hope that these materials will encourage the children to think about what they put into their bodies and make good choices for their health.

It is our hope that the materials that we have requested will encourage the children to make healthy food choices for the rest of their lives.

it is important for children to learn where their food is coming from and how their food is prepared. We want the children to make life long choices to promote their health and well being.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Puzzle Maps Cabinet • Alison's Montessori $185.40 1 $185.40
3 part card tray • Montessori Services $26.75 2 $53.50
Puzzle Map of Asia • Alison's Montessori $43.20 1 $43.20
Puzzle Map of South America • Alison's Montessori $43.20 1 $43.20
Puzzle Map of Austrailia • Alison's Montessori $43.20 1 $43.20
:Puzzle Map Of Europe • Alison's Montessori $43.20 1 $43.20
Puzzle Map of Africa • Alison's Montessori $43.20 1 $43.20
Cookin Cards: Individualized Cooking Recipes for Classroom Snack • Montessori Services $29.95 1 $29.95
Mushroom Growing Kit Organic white button mushroom kit • Montessori Services $24.00 1 $24.00
Grinding Activity • Montessori Services $18.95 1 $18.95
Let's Eat! What Children Eat Around the World • Montessori Services $17.95 1 $17.95
Medium Bamboo Cutting Board • Montessori Services $8.95 2 $17.90
Italian Bistro Pitcher • Montessori Services $5.95 3 $17.85
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? The Story of Food • Montessori Services $12.95 1 $12.95
Fungi Cards • Montessori Services $12.95 1 $12.95
Blue Folding Cloths • Montessori Services $12.00 1 $12.00
Vegetables Vocabulary/Reading Cards From Maitri Learning • Montessori Services $11.95 1 $11.95
Fruit Vocabulary/Reading Cards From Maitri Learning • Montessori Services $11.95 1 $11.95
Deluxe Egg Slicer • Montessori Services $3.50 3 $10.50
I Cherish Planet Earth • Montessori Services $10.00 1 $10.00
Banana Slicer • Montessori Services $4.95 2 $9.90
Parts of a Mushroom • Montessori Services $7.95 1 $7.95
The Vegetables We Eat By Gail Gibbons • Montessori Services $7.95 1 $7.95
Child-Size Spreader Set • Montessori Services $7.50 1 $7.50
Tidy Up! Small World Book • Montessori Services $6.95 1 $6.95
Food What Living Things Need • Montessori Services $6.50 1 $6.50
Homes Our Global Community • Montessori Services $5.95 1 $5.95
Farming Our Global Community • Montessori Services $5.95 1 $5.95
Emerald Mister • Montessori Services $1.95 3 $5.85

Materials cost

$728.30

Vendor shipping charges

$91.63

State sales tax

$43.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$904.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.53

Total project goal

$1,063.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,063.53

4 Donors

-$506.76

Donations toward project cost

-$430.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.01

Matching donations from our partners

-$556.76

Match offers toward project cost

-$473.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Produce for Kids and 5 other donors.

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