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Mrs. Ranes from Anaheim CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Life Cycle

Help me give my students the experience of watching the life cycle with these butterfly larvae.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The almost 900 students at our school live in a low income neighborhood with limited access to basic school supplies. We are a Title I school with almost all of the students qualifying for free breakfast and free lunch each day. On average, 2-3 students in my classroom are considered homeless and struggle to find suitable housing. They qualify for assistance through The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Although my students have limited access to resources, they are enthusiastic to come to school each day, to learn many new standards.

I look forward to giving my students many of the much needed supplies this year by asking generous donors to provide these supplies.

My Project

For the past three years, I have been able to have Painted Lady butterfly larvae in my classroom for the students to observe the butterfly life cycle inside of our classroom. The enthusiasm the students have for watching this process is the reason I continue to try and provide them with this experience.

For approximately four weeks, students will watch as the butterfly larvae emerge from their eggs, create a chrysalis and eventually morph into Painted Lady butterflies.

If possible, I will order the butterfly larvae at the end of April so we have live butterflies in time for Open House in June.

I already have the butterfly cage from them to live in, so we just need the larvae to start watching the life cycle.

Thank you for considering our project.

Mrs. Ranes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.25 9 $137.25

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