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Mrs. Rondone from Rockford IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to continue our school garden with an outdoor shed to store all the rakes, shovels, and items need to build a sensory garden. All the herb seeds will be planted outdoors.

  • $648 goal

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My Students

Our elementary is composed of students from all socioeconomic status and family dynamics. We have a 75%-80% free or reduced-price lunch population. Ours is a public school in a high risk school district. Our school is located in the middle of city, servicing a diverse population, with students of all ethnicities and languages. Our students are supported with real world applications that extend from our classroom into every day living. My students are ages 6 to 9 in grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

My Project

Students will grow their own plants, using the seed starter pods and sustainable seeds, to create an outdoor sensory garden for the outdoor classroom space within our school community. This space will be used to enhance our botany and practical life (cooking, pruning, flower arrangements) curriculum and enhance our global study of creating peaceful environments.

Students will learn about organizing materials (shovels and rakes within a shed) that will be used in creating our outdoor garden and the importance of keeping their outdoor classroom as beautiful as their indoor environment.

The shed, rakes, and shovels will help students build this garden and maintain it throughout the years.

Mrs. Rondone
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 250 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keter High Store 4.5 x 2.5 Vertical Outdoor Resin Storage Shed, Grey • Amazon Business $320.00 1 $320.00
Little Diggers Kids Garden Tool Set – Four-Piece Set – Child Safe Tools – Garden with Your Kids • Amazon Business $28.79 3 $86.37
Toysmith 27-Inch Kid's Metal Leaf Rake with Hardwood Handle • Amazon Business $12.13 5 $60.65
Peat Pot Seedling Starter Trays | Seed Germination Kit - Organic Biodegradable Pots 100% Eco-Friendly Enhance Aeration | BONUS 10 Plastic Plant Markers - 100 Cell Pack • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
AeroGarden Fresh Tea Seed Pod Kit (6-Pod) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Sustainable Seed Company Culinary Herb Collection, 10 Variety - 100% Non GMO Heirloom Basi • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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