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Mrs. Ducey from Savannah GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bugs Aren't Boring!

My students need specimens of insects and slides of insects to learn about them.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten students who are very enthusiastic and inquisitive learners. Their backgrounds are varied, from affluent to poverty level. Some are ESOL students, and some have special needs. Our school is large, with over 900 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Our diverse population makes us special. Our curriculum focuses on student inquiry-based learning with a global perspective. For this age, hands-on learning is essential. They love to play in centers to learn financial literacy through a grocery store, create in an art center, build in a block and game center, listen to stories on a computer, read books in the reading center, and explore in the science center. They learn through play and by doing. Most of our daily instruction is in small groups using many different hands-on materials. Technology plays an important part in our classroom.

My Project

My students love to learn about living things. This is a big part of our curriculum. They are very interested in knowing more about bugs...how they move, their life cycle and what they eat. With these specimens, they will be able to make their own observations. With the butterfly larvae, they will get to watch the life cycle first hand in our classroom. With the preserved specimens they will see up close and be able to correctly identify insect parts. With the slides and view finder, they will get to see pictures of the insects in their own environment. The concept of living versus nonliving will be crystal clear to them.

Mrs. Ducey
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT914 - Insects Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LL603 - Insects & Spiders Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$143.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.83

Total project goal

$218.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.86

3 Donors

-$103.43

Donations toward project cost

-$98.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.31

match offer

-$103.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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