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  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

School Garden

Help me give my students school gardening tools and supplies to plant and harvest! They will continue the fun by using farm themed learning resources to enhance their reading and math skills!

My Students

Imagine a room full of engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, first responders, farmers, mathematicians, biochemists, politicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, accountants, and military members working together to solve a problem using team work and project based learning to deepen their understanding of the issue at hand; these are my students!

They live in an interesting world where they are drawn to technology but forced to learn with instructional methods of the past.

It is a world where they are surrounded by farm fields but have no understanding of how their food is produced, processed, packaged, and sold.

It is time to change how my students learn and interact with the world around them and to blend the old with the new to prepare them for a future where they can navigate between technology and the interpersonal skills that are needed to be successful in our ever changing work force.

My Project

Students will make real-life connections to the world around them while learning math, science, language arts, and history standards. By applying what they learn in the classroom to plan, care for, and harvest plants students can practice mathematical skills such as perimeter; history lessons such as how native americans taught the pilgrims how to plant and grow sister gardens; real-life application of how to writing; and so much more! Students can bring their hard work indoors to sample and enjoy with others across all grade levels Preschool through 5th grade. Students will be in charge from planning to harvesting and everything in between. In order to make this happen, we need grow boxes, soil, planters, gardening tools, seeds, and sprinkler systems. They will then take the learning indoors by continuing their studies with farm-themed educational resources that allow them to increase their math and reading skills. Colored cardstock and copy paper will allow them to create signs to label produce or promote their garden to parents and community members!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
raised garden bed • HomeDepot $116.99 7 $818.93
drip system timers • HomeDepot $77.00 10 $770.00
Planter • HomeDepot $50.49 10 $504.90
soil • HomeDepot $9.97 48 $478.56
spikes • HomeDepot $23.28 17 $395.76
Drip System Kit • HomeDepot $29.94 7 $209.58
TK24646648T Steel Garden Trowel Corrosion Resistant Straight • Grainger $6.46 20 $129.20
TK24646650T Weed Barrier Black Polypropylene 3 x 300 ft. • Grainger $95.87 1 $95.87
TK24646649T Garden Cultivator • Grainger $8.48 10 $84.80
hand weeder • HomeDepot $7.97 10 $79.70
TK24646653T BlackYellow 12-14H x 26L x 17-34W 1EA • Grainger $15.76 5 $78.80
kids gloves • HomeDepot $7.75 10 $77.50
trellis • HomeDepot $29.98 2 $59.96
plastic watering can for kids • HomeDepot $17.15 4 $68.60
TK24646654T Landscape Rake36 Tines66 in. Handle L • Grainger $64.12 1 $64.12
weed barrier spikes • HomeDepot $39.98 1 $39.98
TK24646651T Loop Hoe Combo Tool with 60 Aluminum Handle • Grainger $33.76 1 $33.76
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Lift-Off Lemon, 250 Sheets (21021) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
tomoato cages • HomeDepot $6.88 4 $27.52
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Re-Entry Red • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Stardust White (Multi-Color Flecked), 250 Sheets (22401) • Amazon Business $13.19 2 $26.38
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Planetary Purple, 500 Sheets (22671) • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Wooden Reading Blocks | [5] Sets of Fun, Educational Spinning Alphabet Manipulative Blocks for Children w/ Easy-Grip Handles | STEM & Montessori Approved Toy for Pre-Kindergarten Boys & Girls Gift • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
best seller seeds • HomeDepot $12.12 2 $24.24
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Terrestrial Teal, 250 Sheets (21855) • Amazon Business $11.92 2 $23.84
Wausau 21869 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, Vulcan Green, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Exact Index Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, Cherry, 250 Sheets (49151) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Pulsar Pink, 500 Sheets (21031) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Wausau Paper 22531 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand Game • Amazon Business $18.20 1 $18.20
Learning Resources Veggie Farm Sorting Set • Amazon Business $17.82 1 $17.82
Astrobrights Copy Paper, 8-1/2 x 11 Inches, 24 lb, Pulsar Pink, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Terrestrial Teal, 500 Sheets (21849) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Outrageous Orchid, 500 Sheets (21946) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Lunar Blue, 500 Sheets (21528) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Counting Cows Toy Set, 20 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fun Express Farm Animal Relaxable Balls (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
salsa seed pack • HomeDepot $13.50 1 $13.50
veggie seeds • HomeDepot $13.46 1 $13.46
TK24646652T Machete Jr.10-12 in.Steel • Grainger $12.59 1 $12.59
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Lift-Off Lemon, 500 Sheets (21011) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$4,517.26

Vendor shipping charges

$128.91

State sales tax

$322.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$67.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,066.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$894.16

Total project goal

$5,961.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,961.08

2 Donors

-$5,066.92

Donations toward project cost

-$5,066.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$894.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 700 students.

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