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Mrs. Kong from Pacoima CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterflies and Ladybugs in the Classroom

My students need a Butterfly in the Classroom kit to observe the stages of life cycles.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young children, ages 8-10 years old, with Intellectual Disabilities attending a Special Day Program in a general education elementary school located in a high poverty community. Resources are limited, and specialized equipment and materials are expensive.

We need high-interest materials to help these students engage in learning how to share and take turns, as well as reinforcing functional math skills.

Learning new skills is especially difficult for children who have a short attention span and lack internal motivation to persevere. My students need multiple opportunities to learn and practice basic skills every day.

My Project

Not long ago, my students thought that tadpoles turned into cows! This inspired me to get a frog habitat so they could see what happened to the tadpole as it advanced through the stages of its life cycle.

My students need a butterfly and ladybug kit and magnifiers so they can observe the stages of metamorphosis as we learn about plants and insects.

They don't have many opportunities to see butterflies or ladybugs, let alone watch how they evolve.

We need hands-on experiences for my students to remember they things they learn. What could be more exciting than to observe the stages of metamorphosis?

Mrs. Kong
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.75 1 $64.75
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Dual Plastic Magnifier 3x and 6x • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.30 16 $20.80

Materials cost

$118.62

Vendor shipping charges

$11.86

State sales tax

$10.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.55

Total project goal

$203.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.66

2 Donors

-$101.83

Donations toward project cost

-$86.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.27

match offer

-$101.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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