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Mr. McMillan from Los Angeles CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Our School Garden!

Help me give my students the materials they need to develop a deeper understanding of the plants and animals that live in our school garden and our neighborhood.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very sweet, intelligent, and ready to learn. Every student is unique and every student can learn. We are fortunate enough to have a school garden which we visit weekly. Each week the students make observations about what they notice in the garden. They use their journals to illustrate their observations and to write simple sentences about what they notice. The students love our garden. How do I know? Because they are continually asking, "Is today garden day"?

My Project

The students live in an urban area and often lack access to large open spaces and the exploration of the natural world that these spaces allow. The students will work together in small groups and independently. They will use our existing school garden to make connections to the larger world around them.

By supplying the students with these materials they will develop a deeper understanding of each element of the mini-ecosystem that exists in our school garden.

They will produce an oral presentation and a written report including illustrations obtained from our garden. In their presentation they will describe in detail the types of plants and animals in our garden and their interrelatedness.

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Mr. McMillan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MagniPros Pack of 3 Magnifier Box Bug Viewer Magnifies up to 5X(500%) with Crystal Clear Image • Amazon Business $9.95 8 $79.60
Palo Verde Designs Student Plant Press, 18" Length x 12" Width • Amazon Business $53.45 1 $53.45
12-Pack of 3 inches, 30 mL, Clear Glass Bottles Storage Container Sample Cosmetic Herb Spice Specimen Vials with Black Phenolic Screw on Caps • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs) • Amazon Business $7.55 4 $30.20
DK Eyewitness Books: Insect • Amazon Business $7.29 4 $29.16
4 Pieces Mini Trowel Set Colorful Metal Hand Shovel Garden Tools for Soil Planting Digging Transplanting • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Uncle Milton Giant Ant Farm - Large Viewing Area - Care for Live Ants - Nature Learning Toy • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
USATDD Kids Telescopic Butterfly Fishing Nets Great for Catching Insects Bugs Fish Caterpillar Ladybird Nets Outdoor Tools Colorful Extendable 34" Inch (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Taylor Precision Products 6700 Ez Read Dial Thermometer, Black • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
A Rock Is Lively (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
A Seed Is Sleepy: (Nature Books for Kids, Environmental Science for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

Materials cost

$323.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.52

Total project goal

$456.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.82

9 Donors

-$304.98

Donations toward project cost

-$259.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.73

match offer

-$151.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.78

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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