You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Luder
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Worms Are So Cool!!!

My students need books to help us learn more about worms.

My Students

We are doing a lot of project based learning activities at our school. The kindergarten class decided we wanted to learn all we could about worms and start a school wide composting program. We also want a worm bin in our classroom. We need to learn all we can about worms to do these projects.

We are a small rural school in Kansas.

Many of the students live on farms. Because of the farm background of the students, we are doing many agriculture based, project based learning activities at school this year. We are wanting the students to be more actively involved in their education.

My Project

We are doing many agriculture based, project based learning activities at school this year. The students are learning about where their food comes from and what it takes to raise the animals. We have 2 calves, 2 sheep and 25 chickens on the school grounds. We are also teaching the students about using their resources wisely. We have a greenhouse at the school and are composting to make soil to add to the potting soil we have purchased. We are also collecting rainwater to water the plants in the greenhouse. We are wanting the students to be more actively involved in their education.

These books would help the students research worms and then be able to apply what they learn about the worms by having a worm bin in the classroom.

They will also learn more about composting and that information will help them implement a school wide composting program.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment • Amazon $17.03 1 $17.03
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
A Handful of Dirt • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
The Best Place for Garbage: The Essential Guide to Recyling with Composting Worms • Amazon $11.66 1 $11.66
An Earthworm's Life (Nature Upclose) • Amazon $10.00 1 $10.00
The Worm Book: The Complete Guide to Gardening and Composting with Worms • Amazon $9.66 1 $9.66
Wonderful Worms • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Yucky Worms: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jack's Garden • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jump into Science: Dirt • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
The Life Cycle of an Earthworm • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
An Earthworm's Life (Nature Upclose) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Strong City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[183871],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"KS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1071465,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Luder","authorIds":{"183871":{"owner":"Mrs. Luder","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1071465],"proposalHash":"858139204","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":97497,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTg5MTM=","Njc5NDEy","Njg4ODkz","MjE2NzQ0OA==","Njc0MjU3"],"teacherId":183871,"schoolCounty":"Chase","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"KS","name":"Kansas"}}