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Mrs. Spires from Wauchula FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Planting Seeds of Knowledge

Help me give my students the opportunity to see the life cycle of a plant in our classroom with this hydroponic planter and seeds.

  • $204 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school in a rural county in Florida. We serve kindergarten through 5th grade. One hundred percent of our students receive free lunch, thanks to a grant our county received.

Our students live up to our school motto of PRIDE.

We challenge each student to be positive, respectful, independent, dedicated learners with high expectations. Our students rise to this challenge each and every day!

I teach second grade with students of varying reading levels. I work with migrant students, ELL students, ESE students, and regular Ed. students. Our teachers work hard to provide rigorous learning opportunities for our students, while these children work hard to meet our high expectations and maintain our A grade.

My Project

Life cycles are a big science standard in second grade. We teach them about using inquiry skills such as observing, predicting, and measuring. We have non-fiction pieces in our reading book about soil and the life cycle of pumpkins.

Growing plants in our classroom would be a great real world experience to tie our science standards and our reading text together.

Instead of just reading about how plants grow, my second graders will be able to use their scientific skills in our classroom. This once in a lifetime experience will help them observe the life cycle of plants from seed to plant in our hydroponic planter and compare it to how plants grow in soil outside.

Not only will this project help reinforce our reading text and science standards, but the vegetables and herbs we grow in our classroom will be used as food for our class pets. My students will be excited to be able to grow our own food for our guinea pigs.

Mrs. Spires
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Classic 6 - Black • Amazon Business $93.27 1 $93.27
AeroGarden Rainbow Fire Celosia Seed Pod Kit • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
AeroGarden Mixed Romaine Lettuce Seed Pod Kit • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
AeroGarden Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit (3 pod) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

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