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Mrs. Stimmel from Glenshaw PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Ins and Outs

My students need a Butterflies in the Classroom Kit to study butterflies in our classroom and a Monarch Migration Station to attract and study butterflies outside our window.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a fourth grade team of 57 students in suburban Pittsburgh, PA from a 4-6 building. Being a fourth grader is tough work as it is the first year with many new faces all combining from the district's five primary schools. The students love having their own lockers (with locks!) and a bit more freedom in the bigger school. We love to read, problem solve, and collaborate. We take pride in our learning and work hard to prepare for the future.

My Project

Students need to learn the importance of butterflies to our ecosystem. They are important pollinators of our fruits and vegetables, and a great example of of migrating insect.

With this project, students will be able to study butterflies in and out of our classroom.

With the Butterflies in our Classroom Kit, students will be able to observe the Painted Lady Butterfly and its life cycle beginning at the larvae stage. The life cycle magnets and figures will be a hands-on way to see and understand the butterfly life cycle.

Our classroom faces a courtyard which would make the perfect home for the Monarch Migration Station. Students will be able to plant butterfly friendly plants and study the Painted Lady Butterflies we raised in class in a more natural habitat. The plants will continue to attract and hopefully host future generations of butterflies to study for years to come.

Mrs. Stimmel
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 57 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frame It All Monarch Migration Station: Pro Butterfly Learning Center, 8 x 7 ft • Carolina Biological Supply Company $263.69 1 $263.69
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.25 1 $60.25
Mallow Plant, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.47 4 $45.88
MAGNETIC GIANT MAGNETIC BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE SET OF 9 • Frey Scientific $19.61 1 $19.61
LIFE CYCLE STAGES BUTTERFLY • Frey Scientific $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$396.62

Vendor shipping charges

$40.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.43

Total project goal

$556.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.20

9 Donors

-$409.62

Donations toward project cost

-$365.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.95

match offer

-$126.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.58

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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