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  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Deshields
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Want to Grow Strawberries!!

My students need a class trip for 47 students and 8 chaperons to participate in a tour and hands-on activity at Butler's Orchard.

I am a Kindergarten teacher who works at a charter school in a an urban neighborhood. Our mission is to develop students into successful individuals that will be able to be an active member of their community and be responsible citizens. We believe that our students will achieve a high level of academic achievement and will be prepared to achieve a level of success in college. Through a variety of projects and fun activities, we teach and show our kids how to be responsible citizens in their communities.

Every year, each grade focuses on a particular science expedition. These expeditions lead to students becoming experts in their science field and understanding on how these sciences benefit their community. This year, both Kindergarten classes are studying Trees. In this unit, the students learn how trees are beneficial to them and their community. In the process of learning about trees, the students also learn about plants in general. They learn about the life cycle of a plant/trees, the parts of a plant/tree, and the functions of the plant/tree. The students are growing their own vegetables at the moment. They are excited about seeing how the plants are grow and are excited about growing and taking care of of their own trees. This year, we want to take our kids to an Orchard to show them how plants/food are grown and enjoy planting their own strawberries.

The Orchard tour will provide our students with the opportunity to enjoy an educational but fun spring trip. The students will get to see how plants are grown and will get an opportunity to help in planting their own strawberries. In addition, the students will get enjoy a fun hayride through the Orchard fields. In addition, the students will get to explore a Learning Station that the Orchard provides for schools. The students will get to see how Honey Bees are beneficial to the plant world. Our students love and learn best through hands on activities. We believe that this trip will help our students to better understand how plants and trees our beneficial to our community and to ourselves.

Though the Kindergarten team has a budget, we do not have enough to cover the cost for both the cost of group admission and the cost of the bus. With your generous donations and support, you are giving our kids the opportunity to learn about plants up close and personal, instead of learning through boring books and videos. With your help, you are supporting our mission here at our school.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD
(not-applicable: tour provided by guides at the Orchard.)
47 Students and 4 teachers and 4 parent chaperone $427.50

Trip cost

$427.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$455.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.88

Total project goal

$554.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.88

1 Donor

-$267.29

Donations toward project cost

-$227.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.09

match offer

-$268.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 47 students.

Project Activity

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