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Mrs. McDaniel from Concord NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooting for Change

My students need basic gardening tools to help them create and maintain their pizza garden bed that we will be using to help integrate reading, writing, and math.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

If I could describe my fourth graders in three words, I would say: creative, inspiring, and vibrant. We have a wide range of talents and abilities. My students love a good song, a humorous book in ELA, and a competitive game in math.

Students at our school have been learning about Growth Mindset and positive thinking.

We have grasped the idea that everyone is capable of growing in their own way. This positive initiative has altered their outlook on school! As students see their growth and abilities, they become excited and motivated. This "growing" idea can go beyond the classroom walls and into our amazing school garden that has seized the attention of many of my students.

My Project

My students must learn how academics relate to the real-world. Education is advancing and ever-changing. A new initiative that my students were able to part of this year was "Growth Mindset". This idea states that everyone is able to grow and be the best they can be. This idea then can be applied to our school garden and the idea of "growing". Specifically for future students, I would like to provide for them garden-related materials that they will be able to use to "grow" our garden. Each grade level at our school has adopted different beds within the garden. Our fourth grade has adopted the "pizza" garden bed that includes tomatoes and herbs!

Students find enjoyment in getting out of the routine and learning in a hands-on way.

What better way to do that then to incorporate our garden! I want to be able to jump into this unit of "Rooting for Change" at the beginning of next school year. We can use our garden beds to help us learn specific concepts-like elapsed time, character traits, writing from the viewpoint of a seed. In order to accomplish this, we must have the right garden tools. For example, the gloves will help protect our hands as we work. The small shovels will allow us to work swiftly in planting seeds and plants. The tomato cage will allow the tomatoes we will be growing to stand strong. The books requested will be great resources as well!

Our school garden has provided us with many learning opportunities and I am excited about this new "Rooting for Change" unit. Integrating all of these ideas will allow students to be hands-on and creative in their learning. I believe our students will benefit greatly from the materials in order to maintain and GROW our garden!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vgo... Foam Rubber Coated Gardening and Work Gloves for Kids(3 Pairs, 3 Colors, Size for Age 3-5, 6-8) • Amazon Business $9.39 5 $46.95
Stanley FatMax 43-524 24-Inch Non-Magnetic Level • Amazon Business $21.79 2 $43.58
GrowLED Plant Grow Light LED Indoor Garden Light, Kitchen Garden with Timer Function, 24V Low Safe Voltage, Ideal for Plant Grow Novice Or Enthusiasts, Various Plants, DIY Decoration, White Grow Light • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SONGMICS Garden Tool Set 3-Piece Garden Kit Includes Trowel Transplanter and Cultivator with Heavy Duty Cast-aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles UGGT003 • Amazon Business $14.54 2 $29.08
Tubtrugs SPBSKBL Small Cesto Drainer, Blue, 3.7 gallon • Amazon Business $27.71 1 $27.71
Tubtrugs SP35G Flexible Green Large Shallow 35 Liter/9.2 Gallon Capacity • Amazon Business $26.90 1 $26.90
Panacea 89723 Tomato and Plant Support Cage, Galvanized, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $24.48 1 $24.48
Let's Make Pizza!: A Pizza Cookbook to Bring the Whole Family Together • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Rooting for You • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Luster Leaf Rapiclip 6-Inch Garden Plant Labels - 50 Pack 840 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$280.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.33

Total project goal

$395.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.52

10 Donors

-$309.46

Donations toward project cost

-$270.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.92

match offer

-$77.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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