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Mrs. Dew from Midland TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Young Learners Through Real Life Experiences

Help me give my students real life experience with animal and plant life cycles!

  • $292 goal

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My Students

I work with a wonderful group of kindergartners who are excited about school and look forward to learning new things every day. My school just opened its doors two years ago to many students who were moved because their neighborhood school was overcrowded.

With new beginnings, our school has very few materials and activities to help make the learning environment engaging for our students.

We are not a Title I school, so our funds are limited, and many of the activities I do in class and the materials I use have come out of my pocket.

Thank you!

My Project

Spring is here and new life is all around! In kindergarten we are beginning our study on plants and animals!

We will examine the needs and characteristics of living things through changes in simple life cycles.

I would love to have the frog, butterfly, ladybug, praying mantis and plant growing kits so that my students can experience these life cycles first hand. These real life kits will allow the students to learn about the basic needs of plants and animals as well as observe how the young resemble their parents. The students will then use the life cycle example kits in our growing science center to explore each of the life cycles, put them in order and record their observations. In addition to these life cycles we will be hatching chicks in our classroom. Having the 21 day chick eggs will help us learn all about the chicken as they grow inside the egg.

I would love to have these materials to keep their little minds inquiring and exploring the world around them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olympia Sports 11832 Grow-A-Frog Kit • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Insect Lore Deluxe Ladybug Land with Live Larvae • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with Live Cup of Caterpillars and Feeding Habitat Kit • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Insect Lore Live Praying Mantis Gift Set • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Educational Insights Hydroponics Lab • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
TickleMe Plant Party Favors(2) or Christmas Stocking Stuffer - LEAVES FOLD TOGETHER WHEN YOU TICKLE IT! Minutes later the Leaves Re-open! Great science Fun, Green and Educational.Easy to Grow indoors! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Green Bean Plant • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Frog • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Safariology Collection - Life Cycle of a Ladybug - Includes Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Ladybug Replicas - Educational Hand Painted Figurines - Quality Construction from Safe and BPA Free Materials - For Ages 4 and Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66

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