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Mrs. Vazquez from Coral Springs FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving Earth in 1st

Help me give my students books, pencils, paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers, earth stickers, chalk, seeds, soil, seed pots to celebrate Earth Day.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach an amazing group of 1st grade students. We are a culturally diverse school with most of the students being English language learners. Despite their challenges, they are very inquisitive and eager to learn.

My school is a Title I school which means most students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

We strive to meet all of their needs as they strive for academic excellence. Their tenacity to learn encourages me to create a fun learning environment so they are actively engaged in learning every day.

My Project

In honor of Earth Day my students will be engaged in several activities where they will learn how they can make a difference in protecting our earth. The books will help students learn about helping the earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. They will also learn about the importance of bees to our ecosystem.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall

My little scientists will observe and collect data about the radish and milkweed seeds that they will plant. As budding authors they will write about and illustrate the life cycle of a plant. They will also create a mini book that they will share with their families showing how they can contribute to helping protect our environment. Finally, on Earth Day my students will use the chalk to draw positive messages about Earth Day on the sidewalk near our butterfly garden. The milkweed plants will be planted in our butterfly garden and they will take home the radish plant to share with their family. They will receive Earth day stickers to proudly wear at the end of our project. Thank you for considering this project. My students will have fun learning about and particpating on Earth Day.

Happy Earth Day!

Mrs. Vazquez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Espoma SS16 16-Quart Organic Seed Starter Premium Potting Mix • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
3” Peat Pots | Plant Starters | Seedling & Herb Seed Starter Kit - Organic Biodegradable Pots 100% Eco-Friendly Enhance Aeration | BONUS 10 Plastic Plant Markers – Bulk 60 Pack, 3 inch • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Crayola Colored Pencils Long 36 in a Pack (Pack of 3) 108 Pencils Total • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Jar Melo Washable Chalk- 24 Colors; Sidewalk Jumbo Crayon Chalk; Outdoor Fun;Dust Free; Dotted Chalk with Chalk Holder • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Pencils, 2 HB, Yellow, Box of 30, Including FREE BONUS 1 Hole Sharpener-Eraser Combo, (Colors may vary) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips Markers 50 Color Variety • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Burpee Cherry Belle Radish Seed Tape 100 per tape • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
HP Printer Paper, BrightWhite24, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 24lb, 97 Bright, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream (203000R), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Beeman • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Earth Day Every Day (Cloverleaf Books: Planet Protectors) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Butterfly Milkweed/Monarch Flower (Asclepias Tuberosa), Pack of 100 Seeds by Seeds2Go • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Fun Express Save The Earth ROLL Stickers (1 ROLL) - Bulk • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
DK Readers L2: Amazing Bees: Buzzing with Bee Facts! (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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