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Ms. Gallegos from Brownsville TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Relax, Observe, and Learn from the Sprouting STEMS

Help me give my students a resting spot for their outside STEM garden area.

  • $859 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom starts with students walking in and greeting each other with a smile. It's amazing how excited the students are to start the day. Seven and eight year old children are a part of my daily life, and I am thrilled to make a difference in their lives.

Full of curiosity, wonder, awe, and discovery, my second graders inspire me with their endless energy and strong desire to learn.

Each one is a special individual coming from different backgrounds. Some have everything they need, while others struggle to provide basic supplies.

My Project

We are starting a Project Based Learning (PBL) lesson that will integrate STEAM while learning the knowledge skills in every subject. The theme is going to be growing a garden. The final product the students will be creating is a play that will demonstrate how all the learned skills connect. They will become a Native American tribe that has come from the past to learn about how the future looks to them. They will need to include a robot that will be programmed to interact with them in the play as one of the characters. For the first part of the project, students will create a garden and grow vegetables that will be sold to our community members. They will use the money collected to donate to a local organization of their choice that focuses on promoting gardening while learning about financial literacy.

This project will allow students to apply math skills such as measurement, geometry, data, personal and financial literacy by designing their own garden bed and planning and growing their own vegetable garden and market through a STEAM approach.

As part of the project, we will invite an expert on horticulture that will provide basic information on some of the more common careers in horticulture and horticulture-related fields.

This project will also allow students to apply science skills while learning about parts of plants, animal needs, life cycles and ecosystems observed in the garden. Students will read gardening related books and integrate reading skills in the lesson.

We will use the two benches as a relaxing spot where students can sit and make observations of their garden. This will serve all any student that is interested in coming to the garden not only our 2nd graders participating in the STEM PBL project.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tourna Courtside 5 Tennis Bench • DICK'S Sporting Goods $299.99 2 $599.98
TK27067396T Wall Mount Hose ReelSteel12 in. Reel W • Grainger $89.68 1 $89.68

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