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Mr. Hall from Bakersfield CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ants, Millipedes, & Hissing Cockroaches!

My students need a collection of live insects such as millipedes, hissing roaches, and ants for a plethora of science activities.

  • $240 goal

This project expired on February 20, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is nothing more powerful than the sense of wonder and awe an insect in the hands of a five-year-old can create. Our kindergarten class is hoping to add ants, millipedes, and hissing roaches to our classroom to inspire students to learn about living creatures.

Our class is located in a small neighborhood school in central California.

We are a public high poverty school, with the majority of the students receiving free or reduced lunch. The families are hard-working folks who want the best for their children. While we speak only English in our classroom, many of the children speak Spanish, Punjabi, or Cantonese at home. The children have living situations as varied as they are. Some live in nuclear families, some with single parents, others with foster parents, and still others in multifamily homes. We have military families in our classroom, in addition to firefighters, and oilfield workers. While we are a mainstream classroom, there are students with Autism, ADHD, and speech/language delays. While we come from varied backgrounds and cultures, we stand united in our desire to learn!

My Project

Do you remember hunting for bugs in the backyard as a kid? I sure do! It seemed I was always finding a creepy, crawly critter to bring home and place in a jar and observe. This project will bring a variety of critters to our kindergarten classroom for the children to both care for and observe. Ants, millipedes, and hissing roaches are probably not welcomed guests in most of my students' homes, so our classroom is the perfect place to learn more about them. By increasing their knowledge of these often misunderstood creatures, I hope my students will develop a more well-rounded view of science, nature, and the world. I can almost see them now, huddled around the different insect habitats asking questions about each creature!

Kindergarten children are naturally curious about the world around them.

I know the addition of live insects will provide the students in our classroom countless opportunities to learn and develop critical thinking skills. Your generosity will make our dream a reality for the eager children in our room.

Mr. Hall
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GEMS Ant Homes Under the Ground Teachers Guide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $20.00 1 $20.00
Ant Farm Kit, Giant • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.01 1 $33.01
Millipede Habitat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $49.87 1 $49.87
Madagascar Hissing Roach Habitat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.09 1 $41.09

Materials cost

$143.97

Vendor shipping charges

$14.40

State sales tax

$13.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.95

Total project goal

$239.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.65

3 Donors

-$85.00

Donations toward project cost

-$72.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$154.64

Match offers toward project cost

-$131.44

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.20

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$0.00

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