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Ms. Staricha from Dallas TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There Are No Gardening Mistakes, Only Experiments!

My students need seeds, germination trays, fluorescent Grow Light Stand and heating pads to start plants out for their very own garden.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our campus is in the heart of Dallas, Texas. My classroom of kids are very loving students that enjoy spending time outdoors. They have been learning how the environment provides for them. They are very eager to do any part to take care of our planet Earth. Our school is a Title I school serving approximately 380 students in PK-5th grades. The population is 79% Hispanic, 14% African-American, and 7% of other ethnic backgrounds. The majority of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes with many of our families living on the edge of poverty living in apartments.

It is thrilling to see the smiles of our students after realizing their accomplishments after hard work.

My Project

After planting a small garden with my individual class I would love to share their excitement with the entire school. I would love to see all our students feel pride in their hard work that comes with planting a garden. Our students face hard challenges when it comes to grasping science concepts because of their limited exposure of nature. With the materials requested they can germinate their own seeds and watch them grow into plants while learning about a plant's life cycle. A garden will also help them learn the power of water and wind, erosion, and the water cycle.

Our students can also learn how to care of something besides themselves.

Ms. Staricha
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premium Seed Germination Trays and Humidity Dome with Adjustable Vents, 72-cell seedling insert. (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $27.95 2 $55.90
Matty's Toy Stop 31" Heavy Duty Wooden Kids Sand Shovels with Plastic Spade & Handle (Red, Blue & Green) Complete Gift Set Bundle - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
iPower 24W 2 Feet T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Stand Rack for Seed Starting Plant Growing, 6400K • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Tierra Garden GP44GR Large Trug Recycled Plastic Planter, Green • Amazon Business $22.10 2 $44.20
7 Pairs Pack SKYTREE Gardening Gloves, Work Gloves , Comfort Flex Coated, Breathable Nylon Shell, Nitrile Coating, Women's Medium Size, Green/Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can, 1.6 Gallon, Black (487160-4004) • Amazon Business $10.28 2 $20.56
Garden Safe Neem Oil Extract Concentrate (HG-83179) (16 fl oz) • Amazon Business $9.74 2 $19.48
28 Packs Variety Deluxe Vegetable Seeds Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NEW: Trellis Netting [BEST HEAVY DUTY NET] Grow Garden Flowers Like Green Pea, Cucumber, Tomatoes and Vine Plants [SUPPORTS STRONG GROWTH] Trellis Scrog Fence - Large Pack [5 x 60 ft / 1.5 x 18.2m] • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Royal Imports 12" Green Wood Plant Stake, Floral Picks, Roasting Sticks, Wooden Sign Posting Garden Sticks (25 Pcs) By • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Ishua 100pcs 2.36"x3.94" inch(6 x10 cm) Plastic Plant T-type Tags Markers Nursery Garden Labels Gray (White) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
DECORA 1/2" Wide Dark Green Floral Tapes for Bouquet Stem Wrap Florist • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29

Materials cost

$332.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.78

Total project goal

$431.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.85

7 Donors

-$228.42

Donations toward project cost

-$194.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.26

match offer

-$203.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$172.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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