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Ms. Lindsey from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bugs, Seeds, and Plants, Oh My! (part 2)

My students need 2 explore and play sets with 12 books on various insects, such as "The Very Clumsy Click Beetle", "Waiting for Wings", "In the Tall, Tall Grass", and others.

  • $310 goal

This project expired on September 1, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Exploring our environment will shape our future. Teach me how to care for the environment around me, and I will learn to care for and protect the world! Bugs and plants are our friends and I want to know all about them and how they affect and effect my life and those of my friends and family.

My students are 4 and 5 year old pre-k children from low income families.

My whole class of 18 is learning English for the first time, and they are excited about everything! We live in North Carolina and have wonderful opportunities to be outside, to explore the environment around us.

My Project

My students are excited about nature! We talk about all of the flowers, and trees which are currently blooming, and the insects we see when we talk walks around our school or spend time playing outside. They are fascinated by nature, and this is a great teaching opportunity. Using various books, which explain details about their environment, paired with beautiful illustrations, I am able to teach my children new English vocabulary words and get the excited about reading. Once they have been exposed to various pieces of literature, they will then use the materials you will help provide to explore their environment. They will catch and grow insects, and use appropriate language to describe what they observe and experience. They will become mini nature explores on a quest to see what is new in the world around them and take discoveries and share their thoughts through conversations, and drawing. Mostly they will have fun, and learn at the same time!

Your donation can and will change the lives of my students and others to come!

There is nothing more important than to teach the next generation to care for the world around them. There are serval movies they can see to help increase their knowledge, like Furry Vengeance, but nothing makes a life-long impact like hands on experiences! Through your donations, my project will increase language and vocabulary development while preparing my students to conserve and preserve the environment.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.55 1 $16.55
Pretend & Play Explorer Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
The Very Quiet Cricket Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Ten Little Ladybugs Melanie Gerth, Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.88 1 $7.88
Good Night Sweet Butterflies: A Color Dreamland Dawn Bentley, Heather Cahoon, Heather Cahoon (Illustrator), Concept by Melanie Gerth • Barnes and Noble $7.88 1 $7.88
Waiting for Wings Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.24 1 $12.24
LL766 - Sort-A-Bug Attribute Center • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
DD306 - Sorting Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
FF146 - Fragile Specimen Viewer • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
I Love Bugs Emma Dodd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.20 1 $12.20
In the Tall, Tall Grass Denise Fleming • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Icky Bug Numbers Jerry Pallotta, Manufactured by Inc. Scholastic • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Icky Bug Shapes Jerry Pallotta, Shennen Bersani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$226.14

Vendor shipping charges

$5.67

State sales tax

$9.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$253.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.71

Total project goal

$309.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.52

5 Donors

-$154.75

Donations toward project cost

-$126.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.85

match offer

-$154.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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