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Mrs. Grigg from Alhambra IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Reap What You Sow

Help me give my students replica farm equipment and model animals to help us learn about the world around us.

  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are an extremely rural school in Southern Illinois. Our school's population is derived from three farming communities. We service students Pre-K through third grade. Our school proudly supports the characteristics of the surrounding community. Agriculture is our way of life. It is my goal to give my students opportunities and experiences to foster their development and understanding of their world. Though you may think of kindergarten as a year for play, the actuality is that kindergarten kids work hard and learn a lot in a very short time. It is a crucial year to build the foundation for learning.

Many of my students live on or near a farm.

It is very important to offer programs that help to teach primary students where their food comes from and about the importance of the agriculture industry. Our students need to understand the important role that science and technology play in producing our food. Agriculture, health, and nutrition go hand in hand. They all promote human well being. Locally and regionally grown food and livestock are good for our economy as well as our bodies!

My Project

This project will allow my students to explore sustainable agriculture. We see farm equipment daily in our rural community. Learning and understanding the name and functions of farm equipment is the beginning of agriculture education and engineering. We are aware of the seasons by the tractors we see in the fields. Combines and grain carts are staples in the fall. Spring is the time for planting. Learning about the crops that are harvested and their uses is of utmost importance.

It is important for my students to understand terms like fresh fruit, delicious vegetables, planting, harvest, crop rotation, nutrition, livestock, and healthy choices.

By using appropriate vocabulary, exposure, and science, our students should learn the value of farming and agriculture at school.

Farm animals or livestock are an important part of our nation’s agricultural industry and also an important part of our survival. Not only do these animals serve to produce food high in protein, vitamins and minerals; they also provide many by-products (leather, wool, medical products, etc.) which we cannot live without. This project will begin to introduce students to livestock. Students will begin to understand farm animals need constant care and the basics (air, space, food, water, and shelter) to thrive.

My goal is to increase student achievement in science by building awareness, appreciation and support for tools, materials and curriculum that support student achievement through hands-on learning.

Mrs. Grigg
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Barn Set • Rural King $39.98 1 $39.98
John Deere Tractor Set 35865 • Rural King $37.89 1 $37.89
Case International Harvester Combine Harvest Set • Rural King $32.98 1 $32.98
Schleich Chicken Coop • Rural King $24.99 1 $24.99
John Deere Die Cast Farm Toy Play Set • Rural King $22.98 1 $22.98
John Deere Hobby Farm Set • Rural King $19.98 1 $19.98
Schleich Feeding the Farm Animals 42301 • Rural King $12.00 1 $12.00
Schleich Arab Stallion • Rural King $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich Black Angus Bull • Rural King $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich Holstein Bull • Rural King $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich Holstein Cow • Rural King $7.99 1 $7.99
Schleich Goat • Rural King $5.29 1 $5.29
Schleich Golden Retriever Female • Rural King $5.29 1 $5.29
Schleich Pig • Rural King $5.29 1 $5.29
Schleich Sheep • Rural King $5.00 1 $5.00

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