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Mrs. Pandolfi from Philadelphia PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Tower Kit

My students need this butterfly kit, DVD, and inflatable in order to learn about the Life Cycle of the Butterfly in Science.

  • $221 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember how much fun it was exploring in science when you were a kid? Imagine inner city 2nd graders getting that experience hands on for the first time while investigating the life cycle of a butterfly.

I currently teacher 2nd grade in the City of Philadelphia.

All students in my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This year in the district resources are lower than ever. It is hard as a teacher to not only to keep up with the demands in the classroom but to be able to provide innovation experiences for my students to learn with the use of outside resources.

My Project

The butterfly kit, inflatable kit, and DVD will allow my students to learn the life cycle of the butterfly. This will be not only a "hands on" but a "minds on" activity for them. This will allow them to go through the stages of the butterfly and eventually release their butterflies into nature.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom because it will add to its' sense of community and team building.

It will change the students' lives for better by allow them to experience hands on rather than just seeing the life cycle of a butterfly in a textbook or poster.

Mrs. Pandolfi
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Demo Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.95 2 $75.90
Inflatable Butterfly Life Cycle • Carolina Biological Supply Company $34.15 1 $34.15
NOVA The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies DVD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.70 1 $23.70
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages: Chrysalis • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.55 1 $7.55

Materials cost

$141.30

Vendor shipping charges

$14.13

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.10

Total project goal

$220.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.65

1 Donor

-$220.65

Donations toward project cost

-$187.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.10

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$0.00

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