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Mrs. Macias from Seagoville TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Buzzzz Off - I'm Learning

My students need a microscope, prepared slides, journals, insect books and manipulatives to learn that even bugs have a job to do!

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My learners are adventurous and compassionate people who are getting their chance at life. I serve ELL's that face challenges like learning a new language and adapting to a different culture. They come to PK scared and crying because they don't know what to expect.

I teach in a poverty stricken community in the outskirts of the big city where 100% of students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My learners are not defined by their circumstances but by the love that flows through their hearts and the eagerness that embodies their every action. I want to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. Despite the challenges, I take pride in welcoming my learners into an environment that provides social-emotional support and that is conducive to their learning.

In my classroom my learners have dreams of becoming doctors, teachers, scientist and poets. I want to continue to motivate all of my learners to excel and be contributing members of society because the future of tomorrow is sitting in my classroom today.

My Project

My learners need a microscope and prepared slides to get up close and personal with bugs! I want my learners to gain respect for bugs and not fear them. These materials will help my learners become familiar with insects and understand the role they play in our environment. My learners will then be able to describe differences in their journals and discuss among friends their observations.

"Leave the bugs alone" is what I constantly find myself saying - This project will help me teach my learners about bugs and the jobs they do in our environment.My learners will learn that even bugs have a job to do!

The insect manipulatives will give my learners another perspective of bugs as they will actually be able to hold these in their hands. The Life Sequencing Kit will help my learners use sequencing vocabulary while describing the life cycle. The books will be incorporated into lessons that will help my eager little ones understand the important of bugs in our world. The backyard exploration kit and butterfly habitat will let us observe live insects and observe the way they work and transform.

Donors, with your help my learners will acquire valuable skills that will help them learn and care for the environment that surrounds them for many years to come.

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

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF728 - My First Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 3 $83.97
Learning Resources Backyard Bugs Counters, Set Of 72 • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Microscope and Activity Journal - Award Winning Science Toys • Amazon Business $32.15 1 $32.15
GR700 - Life Cycle Sequencing Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT696 - Plants Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL896 - Watch & Record Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
La oruga muy hambrienta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.50 2 $19.00
Fun Express 1 Roll Realistic Bug/Insect Stickers (100 Piece), 1.5" • Amazon Business $4.35 4 $17.40
AMSCOPE-KIDS 48pcs Kids Plastic Prepared Microscope Slides of Animals Insects Plants Flowers Sample Specimens for Stereo Microscopes • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PAPER EMBOSSED INSECTS SET OF 24 • School Specialty $3.68 4 $14.72
2-PACK Butterfly Habitat, AUSPA Portable Butterfly Terrarium For Grasshopper & Crickets & Firefly Cage 6" Tall • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Backyard Exploration Critter Case • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Bugs A to Z • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

Materials cost

$380.78

Vendor shipping charges

$1.47

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.76

Total project goal

$491.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.72

1 Donor

-$491.72

Donations toward project cost

-$417.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.76

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$0.00

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