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Ms. Paieda from San Pedro CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterflies, Ants and Beetles! Oh My!

My students need live insects, ladybug robots and related counting materials to foster language experiences that will expand their content knowledge in science.

  • $564 goal

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My Students

The students served by this project are in Extended Transitional Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten as well as traditional Kindergarten and first grade. All of these students will have access to these materials through our new language experience and content oriented playroom.

Many parents that live in my school's neighborhood can not afford preschool.

My school is a Title I school in a low-income area of the city of Los Angeles. All the students who attend this school receive free breakfast and lunch. About 48% of the school population are English language learners. Our school is a Gold Ribbon School and is very interested in developmentally appropriate practices for our youngest students. Our kindergarten and first grade teachers work very closely to implement high standards to ensure our students receive the foundational learning they need to be successful in life and reach their academic goals. Thank you so much for your consideration of my project.

My Project

These live insects, ladybug robots and related science and math materials will engage our students in science content through play. Play is the highest form of research and language experience is the best way to get promote language development and expand children's vocabularies.

All of our primary students will benefit from a hands-on STEAM experience with insects.

Our new content focus playroom will provide students with opportunities to observe insects, talk about insects, write about insects, count insects, read about insects and play with insect robots. Learning should be fun and engaging while maintaining high standards for concept development. I am so excited about this project, aren't you?

Ms. Paieda
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 168 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kamigami Lina Robot • Amazon Business $41.95 2 $83.90
Ladybug Life Cycle Stages Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.32 4 $33.28
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Painted Lady Culture Medium, 2 cups (16 oz.) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $30.55 1 $30.55
TT955 - Counting Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Ant Life Cycle Stages Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 4 $29.68
BK568 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book by Deborah Heiligman • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 3 $22.26
RR928 - Ladybugs Counting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Silkworm Eggs (Bombyx mori), Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.07 1 $15.07
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Eggs • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.17 1 $14.17
Painted Lady Culture Cup Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.22 1 $9.22
Ladybug Life Cycle Poster • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.25 1 $6.25

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