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Mrs. Rice from Merritt Island FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are Rooting to Improve our Gardens

Help me give my students the ability to design, promote, and grow their own gardens around our school campus.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an exceptional group of students that work hard and are developing into independent learners. It is amazing to watch the children gain independence in what they do as their knowledge and confidence grow. I enjoy watching friendships bloom as they learn to collaborate and work together in our learning environment.

My class is a fun group of children that thrive on challenges and work together to make learning an exciting adventure every single day.

I feel proud to be their teacher.

My Project

I would like to allow the students I teach, a chance to bloom. I have noticed that over the past six months of quarantine our classroom gardens have been neglected.

I wish to kick the new school year off with a hands-on service learning project they can really dig into.

To begin, our small groups of students will test the soil, measure the layout of the garden, determine sun exposure, and create to scale a garden layout. Their garden could have a Disney theme, cater to butterflies, or even be grown from kitchen scraps!

My students will create proposals for classroom teachers in each grade level to approve. This will give my students a sense of pride in their school campus, develop their presentation skills, along with supporting the growth and beauty of our school. My students want to complete this service project for their classmates and all staff. We can all use a little more sunshine right now!

Mrs. Rice
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK44139819T Non-Woven Landscape Fabric Black Polypropylene 4 x 300 ft. • Grainger $110.22 1 $110.22
GARDEN TOOLS SET/5 • Frey Scientific $26.02 4 $104.08
TK44139816T Coated Gloves M8 1 PR • Grainger $2.16 20 $43.20
TK44139815T Coated Gloves M8 1 PR • Grainger $1.26 20 $25.20
PELLETS JIFFY PKG/50 • School Specialty $5.02 5 $25.10
BOOK - GARDENING WITH EMMA • School Specialty $20.02 1 $20.02
SEED ZINNIA 1G APPROX 200/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 10 $9.70
SEEDS SUNFLOWER .25 LB APPROX 1000/PK • School Specialty $3.37 2 $6.74
SEED MARIGOLD 843MG APPROX 300/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 4 $4.48
SEED COLEUS MIXED 75MG APPROX 300/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 4 $4.48
SEED RADISH 5.3G APPROX 700/PACK • School Specialty $1.12 3 $3.36
SEED SWEET CORN TREATED 1.5OZ APPROX 180/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 2 $1.94
SEED PUMPKIN 5.5G APPROX 50/PACK • School Specialty $1.19 1 $1.19
SEED CARROT 1.9G APPROX 800/PACK • School Specialty $0.97 1 $0.97

Materials cost

$360.68

Vendor shipping charges

$20.29

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.48

Total project goal

$489.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.86

7 Donors

-$242.72

Donations toward project cost

-$210.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.66

match offer

-$242.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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