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Mrs. Fuerst from Jackson Heights NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bugs are Beautiful...Learning about Butterflies

My students need a Butterflies in the Classroom Kit to watch the life cycle of a butterfly. We are also going to need a Bug and Insect Learning Center and Science Viewer.

  • $177 goal

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My Students

I am currently teaching 20 bright-eyed pre-kindergarten students. We are a Title I school. Many of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. These students also come from low-income homes with little or no English spoken at home. The school I work at ranges from grades pre-k to fifth grade, with about twelve hundred students. Despite our large numbers, our goal is to make each and every child special, so they can make a difference. Pre-kindergarten is the first learning experience for my students, and I want each of them to love coming to school to learn.

My Project

Starts with Science: Every time a butterfly appears, most children love to follow it's movement and hope it lands on them. For many, they do not realize they start with a tiny caterpillar. In a few weeks we start our Transformation Unit, where we learn how things change and become something new. Hands on Learning is the best way for my preschoolers to learn.

To watch a a caterpillar change into a butterfly will be a new highlight in our classroom.

We also plan to look at other insects as well. The viewer will allow students to have close up encounters with insects without the critters flying away. The learning center on insects and spiders will let them notice the differences and similarities between the two.

Mrs. Fuerst
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.75 1 $64.75
DD974 - Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL603 - Insects & Spiders Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

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