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Mrs. Elefantis from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creepy, Crawly, Insects!

My students need an insect experience to learn about animal features, habitats, offspring, and needs.

  • $443 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide a bridge in the learning at school and the learning at home.

My students are creative, kind, and very enthusiastic about learning.

They love to have fun while they learn and they learn best with activities that spark their interest. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their individual needs and growth. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Classroom transformations are fun, magical, and so engaging for all students. I cannot wait to create a space adventure right in our classroom! I am requesting insect books, exploration tools, and decorations to transform our classroom into an insect habitat.

We need insect books, decor, and hands on activities to make our insect unit come to life.

My students need experiences to help make real life connections and I think transforming our classroom is a great way to help students connect their learning to real life experiences.

We will incorporate many kindergarten standards into our fun, students won't even know they are learning! Our day will consist of researching different insects and habitats all while learning new vocabulary and participating in hands-on activities.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIMBUKTOO MOSQUITO NETS LUXURY MOSQUITO NET - for Single to King Size Beds - by Quick and Easy Installation System - Unique Internal Loop - 2 Entries - Ripstop Stuff Sack - No Added Chemicals. • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Bug Catcher Kit Outdoor Toys for Kids Includes 12 Pack Tongs by Sunflower Day • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Stages Learning Materials Insects Posters for Classroom Decoration Decoration Real Photo Science Chart for Bulletin Board, Centers & Circle Time 14 Picture Cards • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Geoworld Bug's World Collection of 10 Real Insects • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
Nature Bound Cargo Vest for Kids with Zipper, 4 Pockets, and Durable Stitching • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Kangaroo's Insect Bug Adventure Set; 18 Pc Backyard Exploration Kit • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Giant Inflatable Butterfly Life Cycle Stages 4 Piece Set w/ 21 Inch Butterfly • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Backyard Safari Field Binocs • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
GeMoor 4 Pack Telescopic Butterfly Nets - Great for Catching Insects Bugs Fishing - Outdoor Tools for Kids Playing - Extendable from 6.8’’ to 34’’ (Blue Orange Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Mini Magnifying, 2" Colorful Magnifying Glasses Explorer Crafts Plastic Pocket Children Detective Party Favors Kids Toys, 100 PCS • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Very Lonely Firefly board book • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
24 Colorful Bug/Insect Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ant Toy Small Bug Prank Plastic Fake Insect Funny Party Cake Decoration Halloween Party Props Supplies Practical Joke Black Pack of 200 PCS • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fake Spider Web Halloween Party Decorations Props 800 sqft • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Giant Rope Spider Web - 5 Feet X 5 Feet • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Fun Express 1 Roll Realistic Bug/Insect Stickers (100 Piece), 1.5" • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
Bugs A to Z • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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