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Mrs. Conti from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Our Classroom to Life!

Help me give my students an animal viewer to see animals up close, a terrarium to watch plants grow, and butterfly larva to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite living a hard life in the South Bronx, my students are sweet, creative, and eager to learn. I work in a Title I school in the poorest congressional district in the nation. Many students live in shelters, take care of siblings, and have very little home support. In my class, 100% of students receive free lunch.

While having difficult home lives, my students feel safe at school.

They no longer have the world on their shoulders and can just "be kids."

My Project

I have taught the same students for the past 2 1/2 years and they LOVE science! I would like to bring our classroom to life by getting butterfly larva. With the larva, students will be able to observe and document the life cycle of a butterfly. Once the butterflies have matured students will release them in our schoolyard.

The children in my class live in an urban area and do not see many plants or trees.

I would like to get a terrarium so that students can watch the plants grow and learn how to take care of them. Not only will the plants teach students about life science but they will also bring a sense of life to our classroom.

Mrs. Conti
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Terrarium Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $68.35 1 $68.35
LL601 - Animals Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Mini Cup Set, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.97 1 $15.97

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