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Mrs. Blair from Pikeville NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle!

My students need a composting kit and a document camera to observe the changes in the compost container.

  • $830 goal

This project expired on April 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I still remember gardening with my mother, and feeling the soil sift through my fingers. Children today don't typically grow up experiencing anything in the garden. I hope to teach them how to reuse materials that they throw away everyday to create compost to grow things.

My third grade classroom is a tapestry of learners from varying socio-economic backgrounds and ability levels.

The classroom is comprised of students from military families, ESL students, students with learning disabilities, and intellectually gifted students. They attend a school in a high-poverty level, rural community. All these factors combine to make our classroom community very unique.

My Project

The students will learn about recycling everyday items from their home that they would normally throw away. They will collect compostable items from home and bring them to school to add to the compost bin. The compost bin will be set up with the document camera and our video projector so the entire class can watch the changes that are happening and record their observations in science journals. As the project continues, the students will learn more about how they can help the environment by recycling, reducing, and reusing! Then, when the compost is complete, we will use the soil to plant a garden. We will compare this garden growth to a garden grown with store bought soil.

With the shrinking green spaces and growing trash dumps in our country, it's important to help students understand how they can give back to protect our environment.

Thank you so much for giving them the opportunity to create a greener, more beautiful planet!

Mrs. Blair
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELMO C0-10 Portable Document Camera • Quill $499.99 1 $499.99
Worm Composter Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.75 1 $99.75

Materials cost

$599.74

Vendor shipping charges

$14.98

State sales tax

$46.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$705.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.50

Total project goal

$830.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$830.00

1 Donor

-$415.00

Donations toward project cost

-$352.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.25

match offer

-$415.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$352.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.25

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$0.00

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