Planting Seeds of Knowledge and Sprouting Future Botanists and Vermicomposters!
My students need the Back to Roots Water Garden tank, Now You See It--Now You Don't See Through Compost Container, student-friendly picture books, and fish tank accessories to help enhance our Soils unit in science!
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Hello! I’m a 2nd-grade teacher in a Title 1 school in Delaware. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-6 with Special Education along with a master’s degree in Reading. Through my years of teaching, I have learned (and am still learning) a great deal when it comes to helping students reach their academic potential. I love to experiment with new teaching strategies and implement research-based programs into the classroom for the betterment of my students.
We are in a Title 1 school which means a majority of our population is considered low-income and receive free or reduced lunch.
My classroom is currently built up of 22 students with a wide range of interests, backgrounds, and abilities. We all began the year on multiple levels of development; above, at, and below grade-level. We practice having "Growth Mindsets" by celebrating and being inspired by each others' successes and embrace challenges to make us better individuals. One thing we all have in common is an eagerness to learn. My students love to socialize and be as active as our classroom allows us to be!
As part of our science curriculum, we will be learning about different types of soils, studying plants and their ability to grow in soils, and the impact worms can have on soils (composting). One of the Next Generation Science Standards students will need to demonstrate an understanding of is identifying interdependent relationships in ecosystems. To help students expand their knowledge of relationships between plants and animals, the students would benefit from observing a closed-looped ecosystem where plants and fish are interdependent right in our classroom, as well as seeing worms composting right before our eyes!
With your help, my 2nd-grade students will be able to have their science lessons come to life in the classroom and make their learning that much more memorable.
My students need the Back to Roots Water Garden tank to help spruce up our unit on Soils and Plants. This mini aquaponic tank will show students how betta fish waste fertilizes plants that grow on top of the tank, and the plants filter and clean the water for the fish! (Interdependency relationship). We would also like additional betta food, a betta hammock, SunGrow cave, and Luffy Betta Balls to help our fish have a happy habitat. We are also asking for the books, “Dirt: The Scoop on Soil”, “Jump into Science: Dirt”, and “Composting: Nature’s Recyclers” to help us acquire knowledge through book studies on the subjects. The See Through Compost Container will help us see how worms compost and help enrich our soils while acting as nature’s recyclers. This container is split into 3 compartments where we can conduct our own experiments to see how fast or slow items compost compared to one another!
We cannot wait to jump right into this unit of study and hope that you can help us make it memorable!
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