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Ms. Christy from Lenoir NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pretty Flowers and Tasty Food From Rotten Food

Help me give my students the gift of growing things. I want to show my kids that they can reuse items to make them into something beautiful and nutritional. We need storage boxes, seeds, and soil.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

My students are typically from low-income families. The ages of my children range from 3 - young 5 year olds. I have 3 children going to kindergarten next year. I have one with autism, some with learning disabilities, and the rest are "traditional" students. We have studies we learn for about 4 -6 weeks at a time. We are finishing our Clothes Study. We will have a fashion show at the end of the study to show off the creations the children have made.

Even though my children are young, I like to get them started on life skills.

In each of our studies, we incorporate a cooking project. We also do family projects to be sure families are involved in what the children are learning. I teach not only their minds but hearts and souls.

My Project

The project we will do has two parts. One: take leftover food and make something useful instead of only trash. Two: Grow something from a seed and help it flourish. We will use some of the bins and soil to make a compost pile. Then using the other bins, dirt, and seeds we will grow beautiful flowers and vegetables. The children can plant the flowers around the school to add beauty. We can use the foods grown to make something to eat. The children will be learning multiple life skills as well as science, math, literacy, and working with others to improve their surroundings.

Ms. Christy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STORAGE BOX W/LID BLUE 16 X 11 X 6 IN - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.47 4 $33.88
STORAGE BOX W/LID GREEN 16 X 11 X 6 IN - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.47 3 $25.41
SEEDS ASSTD 8 TYPES 1 SET • School Specialty $23.02 1 $23.02
TOPSOIL 1 LB EA • School Specialty $3.22 6 $19.32
SEEDS PEA ALASKA .5 LB APPROX 750/PACK • School Specialty $3.29 1 $3.29
SEEDS BEAN WHITE .5 LB APPROX 700/PK • School Specialty $3.29 1 $3.29
SEED ALFALFA 15G APPROX 30/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 1 $1.12
SEED MORNING GLORY OHARA 1.6G APPROX 60/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 1 $1.12
SEED COLEUS MIXED 75MG APPROX 300/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 1 $1.12
SEED PEA GREEN 2OZ APPROX 200/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 1 $1.12
SEED LETTUCE GREAT LAKES 2G APPROX 1000/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 1 $0.97
SEED CLOVER WHITE - 15G APPROX 30/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 1 $0.97
SEED SWEET CORN TREATED 1.5OZ APPROX 180/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 1 $0.97
SEED CARROT 1.9G APPROX 800/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 1 $0.97

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