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  • $370 goal

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Mrs. Weisse
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Ready, Set, GROW

My students need books at different reading levels, including 3 copies of "Wiggling Worms at Work " and "Green Kid's Guide to Composting," to help support the community wide effort to turn food scraps from our lunches into nutrient rich soil.

My Students

You are what you eat! Healthy eating is the key to well-being. Unfortunately, many children do not make healthy food choices. My school has a plan to show how fun it is to grow your own food by installing our own gardens. We will get nutrient rich soil for this by composting our food scraps.

My students attend a large, urban K-8 public school in Wisconsin.

They come from several different countries and over 16 different languages are spoken here. The students in my building are respectful of each other and accept the differences each one brings into the classroom. This helps to create a family-like atmosphere in our building. Because of this, very few students leave before completing eighth grade.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of fun and informative books at different grade levels to help introduce the concept of composting, which the entire school will be starting this fall. We hope to create nutrient rich soil from our food scraps throughout the year. This soil will eventually be used by our students and community members to create our very own healthy gardens.

This project is very important to the students in my building.

They will be able to experience how fun it is to grow healthy and tasty food from rich soil we created. This experience will help to create healthy lifelong habits for years to come, long after they leave our building.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Green Kid''s Guide to Composting • AKJ Books $19.76 3 $59.28
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil Natalie M. Rosinsky, Sheree Williams • AKJ Books $18.97 3 $56.91
Yucky Worms Vivian French, Jessica Ahlberg (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 3 $37.20
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let''s-Read-and-Find-out Science Seri • AKJ Books $12.40 3 $37.20
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Mary McKenna Si • AKJ Books $11.67 3 $35.01
Composting • AKJ Books $6.56 3 $19.68
Composting • AKJ Books $5.80 3 $17.40
Garden Wigglers, Earthworms in your backyard • AKJ Books $5.80 3 $17.40

Materials cost

$280.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.46

Total project goal

$369.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.74

8 Donors

-$269.74

Donations toward project cost

-$229.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.46

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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