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Mrs. Miller from Brunswick GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Learning From the Ants!

My students need ants amazing bug kit, an ant farm, books about ants, Play-Doh, kinetic sand, and notebooks to learn about ants.

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of energetic first graders who come to school each day eager to learn. They attend a high poverty, Title I school in rural Georgia. Over 85% of my children live in poverty. Our elementary school is a low income, rural, poverty school.

Regardless of our socioeconomic status, these students are young, ambitious, and smart.

Despite their hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn as much as they can so they can be successful. I teach an amazing group of first graders who come to school each day with smiles on their faces.

My Project

First graders love to learn about insects with STEM activities. First, I will read books about ants to my children. Then, we will go over the life cycle of an ant using the 3D model. The children will write in the journals what they have learned about ants. Then draw the life cycle of ants in their journal.

My children will be learning from the ants.

My children will help set up an ant farm in our classroom. The ant farm will enable the children to take a peek and see inside an ant colony. They will see the construction of the ant colony, the entry points, the ventilation of the nest, and how the ants expand their farm. The children will keep a notebook journal on their ant observations noting how ants interact, egg observations, and tunnel observations. My children will then be given Kinetic sand to make their own ant habitat with paths.

Next will be the engineering and design process for the children. They will be given the "Build an Ant Challenge!" In their journal they will have to draw a diagram, brainstorms ways to complete the task, then write how they are going to build their ant. They will be given Play-Doh to make their ant model.

This project will bring STEM activities into our classroom. The children will have fun learning from the ants!

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand with Castle Molds and Tray - 2 LBS (Natural) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Officewerks 3 Ring Binders, 0.5 Inch Slant-D Rings, White, Clear View, Pockets - 8 Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Ant Farm Kit, Giant • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.12 1 $37.12
Ants Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Ant Life Cycle Toy - 4 Piece Set Shows Life Cycle Of An Ant • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Life Cycle of an Ant • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Ant Life Cycle Stages Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42
The Life and Times of the Ant • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ant Cities (Lets Read and Find Out Books) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Inside an Ant Colony (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Ants Amazing Bugs Teacher Packet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.05 1 $4.05
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$268.39

Vendor shipping charges

$8.17

State sales tax

$18.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.08

Total project goal

$387.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.19

3 Donors

-$180.31

Donations toward project cost

-$165.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$192.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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