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Mrs. Johnston from Charlotte NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bug Lovers UNITE!

My students need live butterfly larve, magnifying glasses, insects marbles and books for our upcoming Science unit!

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ours is a Title I School and like many other schools across the county, most of the children come from low income, poverty-stricken homes. Each and every child receives breakfast and lunch daily at no cost. Many live in low-income housing, hotels, and some are even in shelters. For many in my class, English is their second language and some have special needs. With that being said, they all love to come to school and want to learn. They deserve all the resources and fun we can give them.

My students are absolutely one of the most charming, and sweetest group of kids I have had the privilege of teaching!

These kiddos come in the door ready to learn and have fun. They will laugh, cry, hug, giggle, play, and learn all in one place: their classroom. Therefore, I am eager and ready to help each of them achieve their dreams.

My Project

Every spring my kindergarten class dives into a science unit about insects with an emphasis on the life cycle of the butterfly. It is, and always has been the favorite science unit for almost every child I have taught!

Oh yes, I love this unit too and I love to spread the joy of insects to my students!

I have requested the live butterfly kit so my students can witness the metamorphosis in person. They will use the magnifying glasses to look very closely at the caterpillars and butterflies as they grow and change as well as investigate the bugs marbles (bugs under glass). We will use the books to read about all bugs and how important they are to our world. These are resources that are no longer provided to classrooms due to budget cuts. It is up to teachers if we want to provide this amazing experience for our students.

Mrs. Johnston
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit Gift Box Set - 5 Caterpillars to Butterflies with Feeder Butterfly Toys and More - SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Bugs World Insect Marbles (Set of 15) with Magnifying Glass • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
Mens Bug Lover Shirt Gifts, Insect Collecting t-Shirt XL Brown • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Handheld Magnifier (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Bug Stickers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hello, World! Backyard Bugs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
200 INSECT Stickers - COOL Realistic BUGS (2 Rolls of 100) Party Teacher Classroom ACTIVITY - SCIENCE NATURE • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Bugs Are Insects (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Going Buggy! (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bug Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$153.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.88

Total project goal

$232.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.51

2 Donors

-$114.04

Donations toward project cost

-$100.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.36

match offer

-$114.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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