Flipp for Teachers Grant Recipient-OUR SCHOOL GARDEN: Getting kids to play in the dirt, again.

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Nov. 15, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Still needed of $1,323.80 goal
  • My Class Needs needs outdoor learning materials to create a "kitchen" and construction area

    Flipp for Teachers Grant Recipient-OUR SCHOOL GARDEN: Getting kids to play in the dirt, again. Classroom Project at Harbour View Elementary
    Launched October 23rd, 2017 Project Deadline November 23rd, 2017
    Classroom Size 400 Students School Size 316 Students

    My Students

    20 years ago our School Garden was built. This garden is used by our school population of 300 students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and two on-site preschools. Currently we are in the process of revitalizing the School Garden. Our goal is to build a Mud Kitchen for all children to "bake and create" delicious "mudables." We want to build natural water play and construction areas for all children to play in the dirt. This garden is the heart of our school, where children learn and play.

    How will this project impact them?

    Children are no longer allowed to dig and get dirty. No longer are kids making and baking with mud, water, grass and leaves. My intention is to create areas in the garden for children to discover and play with nature. To watch young children,and older children alike, play and create outside is to watch development in self-regulation, problem solving skills and a sense of accomplishment. The intention with funds from this grant, is to purchase supplies for our mud kitchen, materials for developing a natural water play area and construction zone. Recently, members from the school and community came together to build the basic structure for the mud kitchen (pictured on the cover page). We have currently received donations from local families in the form of money, old sinks, pots, pans and pipes . We are working with Rona to help with materials and lumber to build Our Dream Garden.

  • Where the $1323.80 goes


    Mix & Match Waterfalls - set of 4

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $54.95 x 2 = $109.90

    Water Whisks - set of 3

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $38.95 x 2 = $77.90

    Let's Play House! Stir & Serve Cooking Utensils

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $16.95 x 3 = $50.85

    Double Sand Wheel

    Quality Classrooms

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    $14.95 x 2 = $29.90


    Quality Classrooms

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    $22.95 x 3 = $68.85


    Quality Classrooms

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    $22.95 x 3 = $68.85

    Set of 2 Construction Vehicles

    Quality Classrooms

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    $53.95 x 2 = $107.90

    Stacking Boats (3)

    Quality Classrooms

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    $5.95 x 10 = $59.50

    Water Pump

    Quality Classrooms

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    $8.95 x 3 = $26.85

    Eco Trucks

    Quality Classrooms

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    $38.75 x 2 = $77.50

    Classroom Water Play Set - 35 Pieces

    Louise Kool & Galt

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    $129.99 x 1 = $129.99

    Giant Mill

    Louise Kool & Galt

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    $15.99 x 2 = $31.98

    Classroom Thermometer

    Louise Kool & Galt

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    $9.99 x 2 = $19.98
    Shipping & Handling $123.69
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $122.95
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.89
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,165.17
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $158.63
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,323.80
    2 donors -$1,424.04
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Milonas

My true loves in life are teaching, art and science. I have over 27 years of teaching experience in public and private schools, from preschool to high school. The last 20 years of my teaching career have been spent at the Kindergarten level in early childhood education. I grew up in th...

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