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  • $230 goal

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Ms. Hennon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Connecting with Nature

My students need ladybugs and ants to watch grow and develop. They also need various science materials to learn about plants, animals and sun energy.

My Students

Most elementary-aged children in our school district have seen the caterpillars turn into butterflies. This is a great experience for our children, but I want to provide additional hands-on science experiences for my students!

I teach 21 energetic and eager to learn kindergarten children in a high-poverty school district.

Approximately 75% of my children receive free lunches. My students come to school everyday excited about learning and can't wait to find out what the day holds for them. The students in my class learn best through hands-on activities. Engaging with materials that are new and interesting really captures their attention, and I'm sure live critters will bring them much excitement! They love playing with their friends and are very social. Many of them face challenges outside of school, and I want to do all I can to give them engaging learning experiences while they are at school.

My Project

I am requesting materials to engage my students in learning about the world around them. An ant habitat with live ants and a root-view window will give my students the opportunity to see what is really happening under the ground they walk on. Students will be able to experience ants tunneling and plants growing roots through these unique materials. I am also requesting Ladybug Land to watch the life cycle of ladybugs and a butterfly habitat to observe the life cycle of a butterfly. Animal x-rays will be used by students to see what is inside an animal and compare it to that of a human. Finally, bug-view goggles will allow students to see the world as a bug views it. What an exciting, hands-on way to learn about science!

Your contribution to this project will provide my kindergarten students with materials to explore the world around them in ways that would otherwise not be possible.

Students will experience life cycles, a "bugs-eye view" and inner parts of animals first-hand as we explore science topics throughout the year.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ladybug Land • Nasco $22.50 1 $22.50
AntWorks • Nasco $27.50 1 $27.50
Sprout & Grow Window • Nasco $17.25 1 $17.25
Roylco What s Inside Animals • Nasco $26.95 1 $26.95
Nature Print Paper • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Buzzerks Eyewear - Red Fireant • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Buzzerks Eyewear - Green Mantis • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Butterfly Garden • Nasco $22.50 1 $22.50

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This project will reach 21 students.

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