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  • $166 goal

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Mrs. Kamhout
Grades PreK-2
  • Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
  • Meridian, ID
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Backyard Science: The Life Cycle of Ladybugs in First Grade

My students need live ladybug larva and non-fiction books about ladybugs.

My Students

My first graders are curious and excited to learn about the world around them. Their academic skills in all areas are growing by leaps and bounds as we explore the world around us.

I teach first grade at a Science Technology Engineering and Math School.

My students will soon be studying the life cycle of ladybugs. This helpful insect goes through a complete metamorphosis similar to a butterfly. I would like my first graders to raise ladybugs from larva so that they can compare and contrast its life cycle to the life cycle of other insects we've studied this year. I would also like to add non-fiction books about ladybugs to our classroom library.

My Project

My students will use these supplies learn about the life cycle of ladybugs by raising ladybugs from larva. They will draw pictures and write about each life cycle stage in their science journal, and they will read non-fiction books about life cycles.

This humble beetle will help my students understand the life cycle of insects, cause them to wonder about the amazing creatures in their very own backyard, and motivate them to read and write.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Science Vocabulary Readers: Life Cycles: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies • Amazon $65.39 1 $65.39
Insect Lore Ladybug Land • Amazon $14.96 1 $14.96
Grow with Me: Ladybug • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Incredible Ladybugs (Incredible World of Insects) • Amazon $7.34 1 $7.34
Ladybugs • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$102.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.84

Total project goal

$165.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.58

5 Donors

-$165.58

Donations toward project cost

-$140.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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