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Mrs. Lee from Brandon FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Great Outdoors: Encouraging Environmental Action through Education

Help me give my students their Great Outdoors Classroom. The tree, wildlife, and lighting decorations will give my students a sense that they are out in nature. The nature-inspired flexible seating will provide an indoor Vitamin N.

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My Students

We are a fifth grade ELA classroom. My students are an energized bunch of kids, ready to learn, ready to create, and ready to give back to their community. They come to school every day with enthusiasm and ideas about how to make the world a better place.

Each year our class is focused around a year-long theme that incorporates a high-interest area, many service-learning projects, and character development.

Last year our theme was Dog Nation: Cultivating Character through Canines. Our classroom mantra was Positive Attitude With a Smile, or P.A.W.S. We spent the year learning about dogs, most specifically about service dogs. Students organized and facilitated many service learning projects. My students truly PAWed it Forward by helping dogs, but also by creating a community-wide awareness about service dogs and their daily contributions.

WE are Enviro Heores- Champions of the Earth. This year students will be focused on Encouraging Environmental and Ecological Awareness. We are ready to leap into learning and spreading the word about the importance of our environment and all that live in it.

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.

Leo DiCaprio

My Project

My students will be spending the year engaged in learning about the great outdoors through environmental education in my ELA classroom. We will be delving into three topics: biodiversity, deforestation, and climate change.

Each of these topics will include Outdoor Classroom Days to explore the great outdoors and make personal connections with environmental concerns.

While students will be getting their Vitamin N and combatting nature deficit, I wanted to make their inside time as inviting and stimulating as their outside days.

I would like to transform their classroom into the Great Outdoors. By bringing the outside in, through nature-based decorations, I can truly inspire them to keep a naturalist mindset and appreciation for the the outdoor world as they learn. How exciting each day will be when my students walk into their classroom, The Great Outdoors!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 58 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ustide Washable Big Tree Rug Coffee Table Mat Non-skid Living Room Carpet 3.9'x3.9' Feet • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
LEEVAN Round Rug, Art Deco Non-Slip Backing Machine Washable Round Area Rug Foam Mat Living Room Bedroom Study Children Playroom Super Soft Carpet Floor Mat 4-Feet Diameter, Four Season Tree • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
RoomMates Birch Trees Peel And Stick Giant Wall Decals • Amazon Business $16.79 2 $33.58
Large Tree Blowing in The Wind Tree Wall Decals Wall Sticker Vinyl Art Kids Rooms Teen Girls Boys Wallpaper Murals Sticker Wall Stickers Nursery Decor Nursery Decals (Brown,Orange Yellow and Red) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Stump • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Dark Gray Stump • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Timber Artbox Large Family Tree Photo Frames Wall Decal - The Sweetest Highlight of Your Home • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
GMDdecals UNLESS Dr Seuss Inspired Quote Vinyl Wall Decal [BLACK] Lorax Truffula Trees Design 28" x 12" Children Bedroom Cat in the Hat Nursery Decor • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Christmas Squirrel Plus String Lights, 10ft Silver wire 30 Big Icon Leds Battery Powered with Remote Control for Indoor Outdoor Fall Party, Thanksgiving Holiday, Home Fairy Decorations Lighting • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
IMPRESS LIFE Acorn Plus Christmas Decoration String Lights, 10 ft Silver Wire 30 Big Led Icon Battery Operated with Remote and Timer for Indoor Outdoor Fall Thanksgiving Wedding Birthday Harvest Party • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Habitat Wall Art Kit • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
decalmile Green Tree Wall Stickers Flying Leaves Wall Decals for Home Living Room Bedroom Sofa Backdrop TV Wall Decoration • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Impress Life The Works of God Outskirts Theme Daisy String Lights, 10 ft 40 LEDs with Remote for Patio, Terrace, Birthday, Parties, Bedroom, House, Living Room, Home Decorations • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wallmonkeys Vector Sun Wall Decal Peel and Stick Graphic (12 in W x 12 in H) WM106263 • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96

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