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Ms. Ferguson from Urbana IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders and the Next Generation Science Standards!

My students need science materials including a butterfly house, small pots and soil, and chicken feeders to support our units for the Next Generation Science Standards!

  • $377 goal

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My Students

My first graders love to ask questions and discover their own answers with the support from their classmates and teachers.

My students are curious, creative and love to learn.

Most of my students come from low-income households, but this doesn't hold them back from wanting to learn. Some of my students speak another language other than English as their first language, but all of my students enjoy working together as a family to ask questions and discover their answers.

My Project

My students will use these science materials to build on what we have already started to learn from the Next Generation Science Standards. They will use the monarch materials to watch their own monarch caterpillars transform before their eyes, and the chicken materials will help us with our hatching unit! The books with help us tie our science learning into our literacy lessons.

These materials will support our hands-on learning in the classroom.

My students need materials that will engage them and leave them wanting more. They will enhance our science learning through our literacy instruction.

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Ms. Ferguson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Backyard Safari Butterfly Habitat • Amazon $14.97 2 $29.94
Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Amazon $25.02 1 $25.02
Science Notebooks, Second Edition: Writing About Inquiry • Amazon $20.79 1 $20.79
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County • Amazon $14.82 1 $14.82
The Moon Book • Amazon $7.22 2 $14.44
Chicks & Chickens • Amazon $6.95 2 $13.90
A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl • Amazon $13.79 1 $13.79
Egg: Nature's Perfect Package • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
A Nest Is Noisy • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
An Egg Is Quiet • Amazon $13.06 1 $13.06
A Butterfly Is Patient • Amazon $12.47 1 $12.47
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon $5.99 2 $11.98
A Seed Is Sleepy • Amazon $11.78 1 $11.78
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon $4.99 2 $9.98
Woods 0151 18/2-Gauge SPT-2 Clamp Lamp with 8.5-Inch Reflector, 150-Watt, 6-Foot Cord • Amazon $8.64 1 $8.64
Miller Manufacturing 806RED 1-Quart Baby Chick Feeder, Red • Amazon $8.24 1 $8.24
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon $3.99 2 $7.98
Miller Manufacturing 690 1-Quart Jar Feeder and Waterer • Amazon $3.91 2 $7.82
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon $3.69 2 $7.38
Plantation FS110 Seed Starter Pots (10 Pot, 5 Strips Per Pack, 50 Total) • Amazon $6.23 1 $6.23
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, 8-Quart (0.26 Cubic Feet) • Amazon $4.97 1 $4.97
Miller Manufacturing 740 Mason Jar Water Base (Discontinued by Manufacturer) • Amazon $4.60 1 $4.60

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