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Mrs. Cobb from Palmetto FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Earth Day Celebration and the Monarch Butterfly

Help me give my students eco-friendly shopping bags, earth stress balls, milkweed seeds for the monarch butterfly to lay eggs on, and reusable water bottles for an Earth Day celebration!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a school located near Tampa Bay in Florida with a high poverty rate. We serve 2,200 students! We are a performing arts public charter school. I encourage, teach, and mentor my students through the arts.

Artsy people are unique and beautiful people to be near; they inspire others to do, think about, and become more than they already are.

I teach Earth and Space Science as well as an advanced reading/critical thinking class to middle school students. My students are eclectic and artistic. They are preteens and teens full of ambition and emotions. They are sensitive, smart, sweet, and talented. Many are very humorous, and some are insecure and looking for a safe place to just be themselves.

Most of my students ride the bus for long periods of time just to get here. Our school serves students breakfast, lunch, and free dinner. Many students are at school from 8 am until long after 5 pm due to after-school activities provided to them. Our school is their home away from home.

My Project

I envision an Earth Day celebration if our project is fully funded. I will give out the reusable water bottles, earth shaped stress balls and eco friendly staplers in honor of Earth day. Kids will draw Earth day related images and quotes on their reusable shopping bag. Students will also spread out and plant milkweed seeds around our campus. Milkweed is the only plant that that the Monarch butterfly will lay its eggs on. The Monarch butterfly is in danger of disappearing due to habitat loss.

Kids are naturally appreciative of the fragile yet agile butterfly, but many do not know of the hardships that this insect goes through during its lifecycle.

I hope to teach students about not only Earth Day, but how to help a threatened species right here in our backyard.

Mrs. Cobb
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
16x6x12" 12 Pcs. Large White Reusable Grocery Bags, Shopping Bags with Handles, Gift Bags, Merchandise Bags, Fabric Tote Bags, Foldable, Strong and Eco Friendly • Amazon Business $18.59 12 $223.08
CSBD Blank 24 oz Sports and Fitness Water Bottles, BPA Free, PET Plastic, Made in USA, Bulk (Clear, 10 Pack) • Amazon Business $28.95 2 $57.90
Sunset Flower Milkweed/Blood Flower Seeds (Asclepias Curassavica), Pack of 200 Seeds by Seeds2Go • Amazon Business $6.85 6 $41.10
BIG PACK - (7,000+) MILKWEED BUTTERFLY WEED Mix - Flower Seeds By MySeeds.Co (Big Pack - Milkweed Mix) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
ARTEZA Permanent Markers Set of 60 (30 Black and 30 Blue, Fine Tip) - Quick Drying - Waterproof - Premium Quality Permanent Marker Fine Tip Pens • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Bulk Lot of 2 Dozen World Stress Balls Earth Stress Relief Toys Therapeutic Educational Balls 24 Globe Squeeze 2 " Stress Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 2 $27.94
FINEX Teddy Bear Staple Free Stapler Eco Friendly Stapleless Staples Paper Staplers Safe and Save Earth (Set of 2 colors (Random)) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
30 Colors Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Doodling, Coloring, Marking by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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