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Mrs. Veselenak from Byesville OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterflies and Chicks, Oh My!!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about the life cycles of a butterfly and a chicken. The incubator will provide the opportunity for my students to experience seeing a baby chick hatch from an egg!!

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My Students

Hello! In my first grade classroom we love learning each and every day. We are in a rural, low economic, K-2 building. They have a very optimistic outlook on life and are open to new and engaging ways of learning! They love to use different modes of technology to assist in their learning. Students in our school do not have access to a lot of technology at home. It is important for them to be exposed to it as much as they can at school.

My Project

By having an incubator and butterfly life cycle kit my students will be able to experience the amazing circle of life. Many of my students never experience anything like this. This will bring many learning experiences right to them. We will observe them, read about them and write about them. This is just what they will need to be excited about learning as "spring fever" will hit soon!!

Hatching chickens and butterflies provides a learning opportunity they will never forget.

It will not only teach them about life cycles but also how to be gentle and caring!!

Many of my students will never have a chance to experience anything like this!! Students will observe the eggs and eventually chicks daily. They will learn about them through nonfiction literature and videos. They will demonstrate their learning in their writing notebooks. This will also help students become more interested in science. I really want to provide them with this opportunity!!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Farm Innovators Model 4250 Digital Circulated Air Incubator with Automatic Egg Turner • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder for Chicks or Ducklings • Amazon Business $68.90 1 $68.90
Behrens 3-OV 16-Gallon Oval Steel Tub • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with 2 Live Cups of Caterpillars & Feeding Kit • Amazon Business $34.18 1 $34.18
Kaytee Chicken/Chick Starter Kit • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Simple Deluxe 2-Pack Clamp Lamp Light with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector up to 150 Watt E26/E27 Socket (no Bulb Included) 6 Feet 18/2 SPT-2 Cord UL Listed • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Kaytee Chicken Starter Grower Crumble, 5 Pound • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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