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Ms. G. from Chesapeake VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eat Like A Butterfly!!!

My students need Fabric Butterfly Wings and crafting supplies like paper plates, lanterns, tissue paper, and wiggly eyes to make flowers and teach them about butterflies.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

Thanks to Disney Family Videos and their amazing teaching tutorials and a little "Imagineering" of my own...I have found a totally unique way to teach my students how a butterfly eats - In a way they will never forget! Now I just need a little help bringing the lesson to life.

The goal I have set for my Early Childhood Special Education program is to fuse STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Early Childhood Education, and play.

I teach 2-5 year old children with special needs in a close knit military community in VA. I refuse to allow my students to be defined by their disabilities. I use my experience as an educator to find my students strengths and unique interests and build on them, creating a cornerstone to launch academic success.

My Project

In this lesson we will do an art activity to illustrate the concept of how a butterfly eats. We will use plastic cups with a straw inserted through a flower. The children will tape the flower over the top of the cup to cover the opening. They will make the flowers and drink through the flowers to get a sense of how butterflies drink nectar. The straw represents the long proboscis that butterflies have in their mouths and use to drink the nectar of flowers. To add the dimension of dramatic play my students will actually be dressed like butterflies in these amazing butterfly wings I found online. What better way to learn than imagining you are butterfly drinking the nectar from the flower!

Let my students imaginations take flight while they explore the beauty of nature and teach them how butterflies eat in a way they will never forget.

Help science come to life in my classroom this spring.

Ms. G.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fabric Butterfly Wings • Magic Cabin $14.98 8 $119.84
Yellow Paper Latern • Oriental Trading Company $10.00 3 $30.00
BRIGHT RANIBOW CRAFT BUTTONS • Oriental Trading Company $6.50 1 $6.50
SUPER HUGE WIGGLE EYES • Oriental Trading Company $5.25 1 $5.25
TISSUE PAPER CIRCLES • Oriental Trading Company $5.00 1 $5.00
YELLOW PAPER PLATES • Oriental Trading Company $4.25 1 $4.25

Materials cost

$170.84

Vendor shipping charges

$20.09

State sales tax

$17.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.52

Total project goal

$283.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.48

2 Donors

-$150.00

Donations toward project cost

-$130.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$129.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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