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Ms. Nolz from Grand Forks ND is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit

My students need a butterfly terrarium for our classroom to learn the butterfly life cycle.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

Hello wonderful donors! To introduce myself, my name is Miss Nolz. I am in my second year teaching in an elementary autism classroom.

I am the special education strategist to six amazing kiddos with the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

I received a Master's degree in special education and majored in elementary education at the University of North Dakota.

I am writing to you, wonderful donors, to ask you to help with the purchases of some materials to help my students be successful in the school setting as well as enhance their educational experience.

My Project

Teaching children about life cycles is a perfect way to help them understand the world around them. It is a wonderful way to help students understand the world around them as well as connect with nature. I thought that some classroom pets (caterpillars that will morph into butterflies) would be the most interactive way to teach this!

A variety of materials were chosen for this project to amplify student engagement in learning the life cycle.

Some things on this list of supplies are an insect butterfly pavilion (to witness the life cycle from egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, to butterfly up close and personal!), a variety of different reading materials related to life cycles and butterflies, the stages of the life cycle manipulatives, butterfly coloring/activity book, and more!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Butterfly Pavilion - Large Habitat Hatching Kit With Voucher For 10 Caterpillars • Amazon Business $44.97 1 $44.97
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
Learning Resources Butterfly Life Cycle • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
CREATIVITY ZOO - Butterfly Coloring Kit, Handmade Large Stuffed Animal for Coloring, Washable and Reusable, by CobeiHomegoods • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ten Little Caterpillars • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Waiting for Wings (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Butterflies: Coloring Book (Coloring Books for Young Colorist's) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Butterfly's Life (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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