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Ms. Sullivan from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Wants to Learn About Life Cycles!

My students need a butterfly life cycle kit, mealworms, markers, tape and stickers!

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Keep first graders engaged! I teach first grade in a K-8 school in a large city. My classroom is a buzz of activity with thirty students cheering each others' achievements in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

The children are truly a community of learners who are reassured that it's OK to make mistakes and that is in fact, how people learn.

All of my students truly enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning because it's fun! My students need STEM materials to stay engaged.

My Project

Research proves that children learn best when doing "hands-on" activities. I would like my students to be able to watch the life cycle of darkling beetles and butterflies in the classroom. As they observe changes day by day, it will be something that they'll remember by experiencing it! My twenty-nine students are a wonderfully diverse group of first graders. They have different cultural backgrounds and different abilities. We are am inner city school.

What my students have in common is that they're eager to learn and they love to do science experiments!

My class truly learns by doing. This group particularly loves animals! I hope this amazing experience can become a reality for my class.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.75 1 $64.75
Mallow Plant, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.47 4 $45.88
Plastic Box with Magnifying Lid 3 x 1 1/2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.83 6 $16.98
DJ Inkers Bulletin Board Sets, Kids Around the World • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Trend Stinky Stickers Praise Words Jumbo Variety Pack, Assorted Scented Stickers, 432 Stickers/Pk • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Tape, 1.88" x 800", Clear, 6/Pack • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49
Mealworms (Tenebrio), Living, Larvae, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.02 1 $11.02
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.26 2 $10.52
Sanford Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.26 2 $10.52
Springtime Blooms Reward Stickers, Pack of 60 (CTP4009) • Staples Advantage $7.89 1 $7.89
Trend Sparkle Stickers, Stars • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49
Carson-Dellosa Spring Prize Pack Stickers • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49
Penguins Stickers • Staples Advantage $7.19 1 $7.19
Creative Teaching Press Stickers, Snowmen • Staples Advantage $7.19 1 $7.19
Eureka Scented Sticker, Honey, 80/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.69 1 $4.69
Eureka Theme Sticker, Peanuts St. Patrick's, 120/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.89 1 $2.89
Eureka Theme Sticker, Peanuts Spring, 120/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.89 1 $2.89
Eureka Theme Sticker, Peanuts Easter, 120/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.89 1 $2.89
Eureka Theme Sticker, Peanuts Valentine's, 120/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.89 1 $2.89
Carson-Dellosa Bugs Dazzle Stickers • Staples Advantage $2.17 1 $2.17
Trend Flower Power Sparkle Stickers, Multicolor, 40 / Pack • Staples Advantage $1.99 1 $1.99

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