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Mrs. Horan from San Antonio TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The 3 C'S- Children Can Compost

My students need 6 trowels and 4 sets of gardening tools to stir the compost as well as to plant and mend to their fall and spring vegetable gardens.

  • $313 goal

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WHAT COMES OUT OF THE EARTH, GOES BACK INTO THE EARTH! What a great way to teach our children not to waste our resources. Children need to know that they too can make a difference on our planet; regardless of their age. We can make this happen by using the gardening tools to maintain an on going compost pile and using the dirt to make vegetable gardens. Students than reap the benefits by eating their grown produce.

We need the proper tools to garden so that the students can participate in the everyday maintenance of owning a garden.

I am trying to teach my students to compost and all the benefits that it can offer. I teach 4th grade. Last year we had a fall and a spring garden, using the compost we had made. The students grew radishes, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, and much more! They ate all of it and loved it! Do you know why? Because they had ownership; they took pride in what they grew. They ate things they normally would NEVER eat and they learned to like veggies they thought they would hate. Four children went home last year and built they own gardens full of veggies. The lessons they learned at school were extended and hopefully they will encourage others to do the same.

We can't expect children to "Be the change you want to see in the world" if we don't help them get there!

Mrs. Horan
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gardening Tool Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $145.08 1 $145.08
GARDEN HAND TOOLS 3/ST • Sargent-Welch $15.26 3 $45.78
TROWEL - GARDEN F/WL8321A • Sargent-Welch $5.13 6 $30.78

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