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Mrs. Rahm from Jber AK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watch Us Grow in Preschool

My students need an Aquasprouts Garden, Back to the Roots Water Garden Betta Fish Tank, Jump Start CK64060 Hot House with Heat Mat, Tray, 7.5 Inch Dome, Marina LED Aquarium Kit, seeds and soil.

  • $708 goal

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My Students

I work as a preschool, special education, developmental, classroom teacher. All of my students have a delay in their development, including but not limited to social skills, fine and gross motor development, self-help skills, speech/language and/or cognitive delays.

All children in my classroom are dependents of United States soldiers, and over half come from homes of low socioeconomic status.

Our focus is on social and emotional health and well-being of children, motor development and preparing students for kindergarten and beyond. Learning is hands-on, minds-on engagement in our program that is play based and self-discovery.

My Project

In the beginning, my students will learn about the life cycle and stages of seeds, and what seeds need in order to grow. We will plant seeds in the starter trays and use the lights to help grow them, especially in the dark winter days in Alaska.

Jobs will be given to care for the plants (water, give light to).

They will become scientists, drawing pictures and talking about the changes over time with the plants (measuring height, counting leaves, size of stem, leaves and flowers that bloom).

Once the seedlings have grown to a specified size, they will be transplanted into the natural aquarium, where fish waste will be used in the grow bed, and the plants will convert fish waste into nutrients to help the plants grow.

Mrs. Rahm
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AquaSprouts Garden • Amazon Business $169.95 1 $169.95
Back to the Roots Water Garden Betta Fish Tank, 3 Gallon. Hydroponics Growing System. Fish tank with Organic Aquaponic Sprouts and Herbs Aquarium Starter Kit. Great for Kids • Amazon Business $92.89 1 $92.89
Marina LED Aquarium Kit, 10 gallon • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Back to the Roots Water Garden Fish Tank, 3 - Month Refill Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Jump Start CK64060 Hot House with Heat Mat, Tray, 72 Cell insert, 7.5 Inch Dome • Amazon Business $36.23 1 $36.23
Jump Start,CK64050 Germination Station w/Heat Mat, Tray, 72-Cell Pack, 2" Dome • Amazon Business $33.79 1 $33.79
Lovebay Timing Function Dual head Grow light 36LED 5 Dimmable Levels Grow Lamp Bulbs with Adjustable 360 Degree Gooseneck for Indoor Plants Hydroponics Greenhouse Gardening [2018 Upgraded] • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Heirloom Seed Bank with 55 Varieties of Vegetable seeds by Heirloom Futures. 100% NON GMO Open Pollinated Non-Hybrid Naturally Grown Premium 2017 USA Seed Stock for All Gardeners. • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Glow in the Dark Home and Garden Fish Tank Aquarium Decorative Pebbles Sand Gravel Rocks (5-8mm, Sky Blue,280g/9.87oz) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Colorful Pebbles, 1 Lb/450g Opal Glass Sand Rock Crystal Stones for Aquariums/Terrariums/Garden/Flowerpot/Glassware/Vases Decoration (Fills 1&1/4 Cups) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Soil pH Meter, 3-in-1 Moisture Sensor Meter/Sunlight/pH Soil Test Kits test function for Home and Garden, Plants, Farm, Indoor/Outdoor Use. (3-in-1 Soil pH Meter) (Green side) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, 16-Quart • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Marina Floating Thermometer with Suction Cup • Amazon Business $2.49 2 $4.98
Penn Plax Aquarium Fish Net - Aqua Blue Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish - 4 Inches • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97

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