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Ms. DeForest from Springfield MA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fly Like a Butterfly

My students need the chance to experience and apply their knowledge of pollinators and the butterfly life cycle by going on a trip to Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens.

  • $907 goal

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My Students

"The future of the world is in my classroom today"' - Ivan Welton Fitzwater

My students are extremely special because they are the future of the world.

They come from very diverse backgrounds. Our classroom is a place for them to challenge themselves and safely take risks.

The students in my 2nd grade class come to school every day ready to learn new things and get super excited when they are allowed to create things on their own and to use technology. They are working hard to challenge themselves and to be college and career ready and are very eager to learn.

My Project

Our grade is presently involved in designing, creating, and constructing a pollinator garden on campus. I want to incorporate this field trip to Magic Wings to actively engage the students in how pollinators live. This trip will provide the students with the schema needed to properly understand why a garden of this type is necessary for the survival of not only pollinators, but for the survival of crops.

It is not often that children living in the inner city come in contact with pollinators in a manner such as this.

That is why I feel that this is a beneficial experience for them.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens $440.00
Transportation First Student $289.36

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