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Mrs. Barnes from Stansbury Park UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring The World Of Insects

My students need various insect activities to create an insect unit where they explore and create insects during circle and center time.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a special education preschool program in a rural Utah town. My students consist of special education toddlers, age two to five, along with twelve typically developing children who serve as peer models. I have quite the spectrum of ability levels in my classroom from very young, differently abled children who are experiencing their first time away from parents, all the way up to pre-kindergarten students who are reading on their own.

I love teaching a broad spectrum of students.

I think what I enjoy the most about preschool age children is their ability to explore the world around them and find wonder in their imaginations. The reason I feel that our program is so special is that preschool is the only time that SPED children will experience full inclusion with their typically developing peers. I have seen so many benefits for developing children as they learn and play with each other.

My Project

I have selected several mediums of insect exploration for students to engage in. We will start by introducing insects life cycles in a teacher lead circle time. Then students will branch off to different centers such as sorting by color and size, creating their own pony bead caterpillars, exploring insect habitats in the sand table and looking at insects up close after we go on a bug hunt.

Preschool age children are naturally inclined to show fascination to the insect world.

I hope that by building a love for the sciences early on that we will encourage them to explore fields and activities pertaining to STEM activities in the future. I'm excited to watch their science vocabulary increase as they build social skills and a love of learning for everything bugs and creepy crawly.

Mrs. Barnes
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BT224 - Giant Bug Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH658 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ766 - Colorpillar Sorting Mat • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
TT608 - Magnetic Size Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH585 - Insects Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA956 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR206 - No-Fail Froggy Catch • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT548 - Lakeshore Heavy-Duty Magnifier • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
BA9112 - Pipe Stems - 1,000 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
FK109 - Bugs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC3543 - Insects Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Amazing Insects Magnetic Build-it • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
PP198 - Butterfly Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
AD576 - Pony Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP196 - Bugs Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
BY166 - Sticker Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
Bug House • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Bug Catching Net • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26

Materials cost

$470.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.61

Total project goal

$597.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.41

1 Donor

-$253.90

Donations toward project cost

-$253.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$298.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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