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Ms. Williams from Fresno CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Life Cycle Project!

My students need a class pet. As a whole 2nd grade team, we are exploring the life cycle of a butterfly. We would like to get 4 kits with eggs to watch the cycle!

  • $234 goal

This project expired on August 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of the students at our school have experienced trauma and heartache. We are one of the lowest income schools in Fresno, and many of our students have never even traveled outside of this community.

As their teachers, we want to give them as many opportunities to experience things that they never would get to otherwise.

They have the heart to be at school, they just don't all have the support that other students around the district may have in their home lives.

My Project

Our students will get to experience hands-on learning by watching the entire life cycle of a butterfly. We will have observation journals and make daily observations and sketch the phases of the cycle. They have already done a project to explain the cycle and a craft that went along with it. I know this observation of a real-life egg will help them to fully understand and engage in their learning.

They will get to watch an egg turn into a caterpillar, the caterpillar form a chrysalis, and the butterfly hatch from the chrysalis.

I know they will love this and get excited about science!

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 83 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnifying Glass • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.17 16 $82.72
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Eggs • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.17 4 $56.68

Materials cost

$139.40

Vendor shipping charges

$13.94

State sales tax

$12.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.97

Total project goal

$233.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.16

5 Donors

-$208.16

Donations toward project cost

-$176.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.22

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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