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Mrs. Holmes from Wichita KS is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Outdoor Classroom

Help me give my students an amazing outdoor space to learn and explore.

  • $3,459 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school believes that literacy is the heart of education. It is so fundamental to learning that its importance in our school cannot be overstated.

My class consists of 24 amazing students.

They are energetic, unique, happy 2nd graders. They come into my classroom with different characteristics, skills and life experiences. These differences help us to build a cohesive and collaborative classroom community. They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and thankful to have learners that are excited and ready to learn!

My Project

Having a garden isn't just about planting seeds, watering them, and watching them grow. The best way to keep a garden growing throughout the years is to connect the garden to Science and Reading Standards. When teachers tie the Science and Reading Standards to the garden, it becomes an Outdoor Classroom, one that will inspire students for years to come.

We are ready to create a standards-based, sustainable outside area that connects standards to an outdoor experience.

There are many ways for teachers to connect science to the garden classroom. Students can learn about soil and function, adaptations, weather, ecosystems, sustainability, and even design and construction. For literacy, students can use the garden to write observation journals, read non-fiction materials, or just have a cozy place that is inviting and relaxing for stress-free and fun reading.

The benches, pergola, planter boxes, garden tools, storage box, and large outdoor games begin the transition into an outdoor classroom. My students will have a place to sit comfortably to write, read, and complete assignments. Being able to do the classwork outside means my students get to breathe fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. When kids are relaxed and having fun, they are open to learning. It is our hope that with a garden classroom we can create and inspire our students to achieve.

Mrs. Holmes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christopher Knight Home 300496 Colonial Outdoor Finish Acacia Wood & Rustic Metal Bench, Sand Blast Finish • Amazon Business $132.20 8 $1,057.60
Coolaroo Aurora Pergola, Backyard or Patio Shade Pergola, Light Filtering 90% UV Block, (9'8" X 9'8"), Smoke • Amazon Business $479.99 1 $479.99
Greenstone 100079 Churchill Cedar Planter Box, Large, Heartwood • Amazon Business $97.71 4 $390.84
SuncastStow - Away Horizontal Storage Shed - Outdoor Storage Shedfor Backyards and Patios - 70 Cubic Feet Capacity for Garbage Cans, Tools and Garden Accessories -Vanilla and Stoney (BMS4700) • Amazon Business $349.00 1 $349.00
GoSports Bamboo Regulation Size Bamboo Cornhole Set | Includes 8 Bean Bags & Carrying Case • Amazon Business $129.17 1 $129.17
FLORA GUARD 6 Piece Garden Tool Sets - Including Trowel,5-Teeth rake,9-Teeth Leaf rake,Double Hoe 3 prongs, Cultivator, Weeder, Gardening Hand Tools with High Carbon Steel Heads • Amazon Business $19.94 5 $99.70
Giant 4 Connect in a Row with Carrying Case and Stained and Finished Legs and Frame • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99
Juegoal 54 Pieces Giant Tumble Tower Blocks Game Giant Toppling Tower Wood Stacking Game with 1 Dice Set Canvas Bag for Adult, Kids, Family • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Hospaip 50ft Garden Hose - All New Expandable Water Hose with Double Latex Core, 3/4 Solid Brass Fittings, Extra Strength Fabric - Flexible Expanding Hose with Metal 8 Function Spray Nozzle • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95

Materials cost

$2,680.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$188.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$40.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,939.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$518.72

Total project goal

$3,458.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,458.11

1 Donor

-$1,469.70

Donations toward project cost

-$1,469.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,729.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,469.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$259.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$259.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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