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Janet H
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61-25 Marathon Parkway
Queens (Little Neck )
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Outdoor Classroom

the project

P811Q would like to create an outdoor classroom located in our school garden where we can bring all curricular areas for our students with disabilities into this space. We want to set up a therapeutic movement area in the school garden surrounded by a Zen garden in which our teachers and physical therapists will be able to implement classes.  We would also like to bring our art and science program to the outdoors by obtaining outdoor easels and materials for science exploration such as magnifiers and specimen kits. Our art teacher will be able to utilize the beauty of our garden to inspire art work. We would like to make our garden more accessible for our students who use wheelchairs by changing our planting beds to more accessible cut-out tables so that students can have more direct contact with the vegetable planting. We plan on scheduling over 100 students to use this outdoor environment.

 

the steps

·      Once the campaign is completed, our next steps include:

·       Mar. 15, 2017-Research the materials that we need to make the outdoor classroom a success

        Mar. 20, 2017-Order all materials for outdoor classroomPurchase accessible garden bed tables, glass outdoor easels, seeds for Zen garden, magnifiers and                                             specimen holders.

        April 3, 2017-  Plan classroom schedule for outdoor classroom and choose curriculum

        April 24, 2017- Grand opening ceremony-invite our contributers

        Apr. 24-Aug, 2017-Invite volunteers from the community senior center to help us implement the program.

        Apr.24-Aug.2017- Invite Grow to Learn to implement workshops in the garden outdoor classroom.

                       

why we're doing it

This project addresses an environmental challenge for our school because we want our students with disabilities to have full physical access to the garden through the use of accessible garden beds. The garden needs an environmental make-over to change it into a truly workable space that meets the needs of our students. Our students need to participate in movement activities that enable them to safely manipulate their environment through therapeutic movement. The students often do not have access to outdoor areas for movement. It also addresses a community challenge because we partner with community organizations including the Deepdale Senior Center in our neighborhood. The seniors want to be involved in beautifying their neighborhood.

 

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budget

Disbursed budget:



RAISED = $4,032.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $116.42
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $3,880.58

1 mat for yoga and movement lessons @4ea= 462.11

Dry Erase Boards - To post the aim of lesson and essential question in extended garden outdoor classroom 2 164 each=328

Small specimen viewers - To observe small specimens from the garden for science experiments.

 6 @30.00=180

See- through Art Easel – To bring Art classes to the garden classroom 2@ 315.93=631.86

WiFi extender – To utilize apps on Ipads for gardening classes 129.00

Cut out gardening planter beds-by GREEN CIRCLE GARDEN – Students will be able to position wheelchairs under the tables and participate in gardening.   2 @ 820.00= $1640

Specimen Viewer - To observe large specimens from the garden for science experiments. 49.00

Zen Garden tools-rocks, sand, plants – to care for the Zen garden=51.03

 2 bags sand 16=32 20 sq ft @ 20 per foot= 400

 5 bags of rocks 2=10

Total Cost=$3881.00

The rationale for changes:

We decided to cover the movement area with a large mat so that we can place students in wheelchairs on the mat for yoga classes.

We decided to invest in real adapted garden planters so that our students can roll their wheelchair right into the adapted planter for easy access.

We need to cover Zen garden tools.

Original Budget:



SUBTOTAL = 3,881
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $116
TOTAL TO RAISE = $4,032

Expenditure

Purpose

Cost

2 benches

to sit and attend to lessons in the garden

3@77ea=231

 

Dry Erase Boards

To post the aim of lesson and essential question in extended garden outdoor classroom

2 @164 each=328

Small specimin viewers

To observe small specimens from the garden for science experiments.

6@ 30.00=180

See- through Art Easel

To bring Art classes to the garden classroom

2@ 315.93=631.86

 

WiFi extender

To utilize apps on Ipads for gardening classes

129.00

cut out gardening planter beds-by terraform

Students will be able to position wheelchairs under the tables and participate in gardening.

10 @ 189.00= 1890

 

Specimen Viewer

To observe large specimens from the garden for science experiments.

49.00

Zen Garden tools-rocks,sand,plants

to care for the Zen garden

2 bags sand @16=32

20 sq ft @ 20 per foot= 400

5 bags of rocks@2=10

Total Cost=$3880.86

 

updates

Outdoor Classroom

We have made i! P811Q has met our goal and we are ready to purchase the needed materials for our outdoor classroom. Thank you to all donors, all who bought raffles and took an interest in this worthy project!!!

Outdoor Classroom

We have extended the campaign for Outdoor as a Classroom until April 8, 2017. We are over half-way there so let's work hard these last weeks to meet our goal!!!

Only 5 days left!

 

Thank you to all who have donated to the P811Q outdoor classroom project. We need a last push for the next 5 days to reach our goal. Please share with your family and friends about this worthy endeavor. We want our students to help beautify the Little Neck community by planting an accessible garden and by bringing art classes to the outdoors. 

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Anonymous
  • eileen comens
  • Anna Liu
  • Staff Raffle
  • Karounos Family
  • Student Collection p811Q
  • Staff and Parents of P.811Q
  • Assemblyman Edward Braunstein
  • Anonymous
  • Debbie Blanc
  • Luis M.
  • Diana Parisy
  • Meagan P.
  • Anonymous
  • Terri Marchant
  • Staff and Parents of P811Q
  • Anonymous
  • Staff and Parents of P811Q
  • Joan Washington
  • Anonymous
  • Di and Steve Akseizer
  • Timothy Healy
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Sandra M.