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Mrs. Ledsome from Forest City NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Distance Learning with Butterflies!

Help me give my students a live butterfly kit, so they can learn about the life cycle of a butterfly through distance learning.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom are hands down the best! During this whole remote learning experience, they have demonstrated resiliency better than I ever thought possible.

My kiddos thrive on engaging and interactive learning materials.

Currently we are working remotely through digital learning resources, as well as, created learning packets. Even though our daily Morning Meetings on our digital learning platform are exciting and something to look forward to everyday, I feel like we need to jazz up the rest of the school year to make it as special as possible.

My Project

My class and I are remotely working together to continue learning our required state standards. Some students have access to the internet and can be part of our activities, and others do not. I would like to be able to send hands-on science activities to their home.

The kids can't wait for Friday because it's Sci-FriYAY!

This is the kiddos' favorite day because they are engaged in science experiments! Even though Fridays are fun, it would be more ENGAGING for the kids to participate in this meaningful hands-on learning experience with butterfly kits. We are currently in week 6 of remote learning, and I want to spice up our daily Zoom meetings with something that will keep their attention and hopefully, cherish and remember!

Mrs. Ledsome
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with live caterpillars) $22.45 10 $224.50

Materials cost

$224.50

Vendor shipping charges

$228.76

State sales tax

$17.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.97

Total project goal

$593.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.11

7 Donors

-$365.74

Donations toward project cost

-$316.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.24

match offer

-$220.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.61

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$0.00

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