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Mr. Kirchmann from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Experiment!

Help me give my students butterfly pavilions to watch them grow as part of an experiment!

  • $183 goal

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My Students

I teach 4th grade in a Title I school, where our classrooms are full of students eager to learn. I am always looking for ways to enhance their learning environment and make my classroom a place they want to be. I want my classroom to be a place they feel safe and comfortable, because I know this is where they spend a great deal of their day, and for some children, it's the only place they get smiles, hugs, encouragement, and positive interaction with peers and adults.

My students live in a high poverty, multicultural community in the South Bronx, and the majority of them come from low-income families and/or temporary housing.

Despite most of them coming from temporary housing, these students come to school with smiles on their faces, eager to learn the various lessons that await them, but they need additional resources to enhance their learning.

My Project

I would like to have 3 butterfly pavilions set up in different sections of my classroom. The experiment will focus on which caterpillars form their chrysalises' first (depending on the section of the room). These materials will help my students' learning process by allowing them to make hypotheses, take observations, create graphs, and present at a districtwide science fair!

My students are very eager to learn more about science but we lack the necessary funds and materials to provide to our students.

After doing many experiments using lima beans, plants, and flowers my students have asked me to bring in living creatures to observe! I hope to bring a fun learning experience to my students!

Mr. Kirchmann
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLY PAVILION W/PREPAID LM CD FROM MF • Frey Scientific $36.84 3 $110.52

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