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Mrs. String from Myrtle Beach SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watch Worms at Work

Help me give my students a Worm Factory 360 so they can participate in worm composting first hand in the classroom!

  • $190 goal

This project expired on June 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a seashore community where the population booms come summertime! Our backyard is rich in history, including an abundance of scenic, educational, and fun places to explore! Even though we live in a wonderful area, a lot of our students can't afford to experience the pleasures and opportunities it brings.

My hope is to be able to provide these experiences and similar ones to every student in my class.

Our school believes in connecting our community and students. We also believe in developing lifelong leaders and learners who can be productive members of our society.

I teach 75 third and fourth graders. They love to work together to do hands-on activities. During our cooperative groups, they work on being patient, kind, and contributing members of the group. They are enthusiastic and are always excited to learn!

My Project

My students attend a school that values raising environmentally conscious students. The Worm Factory will provide my students the opportunity to actively participate in composting in the classroom. My classes will be able to put food scraps and paper scraps directly into the classroom composter and watch the worms go to work.

Food Scraps + Paper Scraps + Worms = Nutrient Rich Fertilizer!

This is a great way for students to watch decomposers at work. After the worms finish their work, students will be able to take the nutrient rich compost out to our school gardens. I can't think of a better way to actively engage learners to learn how to be stewards of our Earth.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Factory 360 Worm Composting Bin + Bonus "What Can Red Wigglers Eat?" Infographic Refrigerator Magnet (Black) - Vermicomposting Container System - Live Worm Farm Starter Kit for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $120.95 1 $120.95

Materials cost

$120.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.46

Total project goal

$189.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.75

2 Donors

-$120.00

Donations toward project cost

-$102.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$69.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.46

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$0.00

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