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Mrs. Crosby from Fayette MS is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Science for First Graders

My students need ant farms, butterfly kits, and books about the life cycle of the butterfly.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching 24 super smart first graders. Unfortunately, my students come from a high-poverty, low socioeconomic community. Ninety-nine percent of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Despite these circumstances, my children are full of spirit and have positive attitudes about learning. They absolutely love coming to school.

These first graders come in each morning with hugs and big smiles on their faces.

They are eager to learn and love for me to teach them new things. I want to make their learning experiences as meaningful and fun as possible.

My Project

My school district cannot afford a science curriculum for my first graders. I try to make science fun for these six and seven year old students, so I pull resources from everywhere. This project is all about ants and butterflies. I am asking for ant farms so my students can observe the daily activities of ants. I'm also asking for butterfly nurseries, so my students can watch the life cycle of the butterfly. We need books about these insects that will help my students investigate these insects further.

With these cool exhibits, my first graders will get an up-close look at the ant's daily routines and the butterflies changing from larva to beautiful butterflies.

My students love hands-on activities, and this project is just perfect to get their little minds learning about our environment.

I am also asking for crayons, watercolors, and paper so that my students can draw, color, and paint the life cycle of the butterfly and the activities of the ants to display on our outside bulletin boards. Little ones need real, hands-on experiences to understand our environment. Please consider a donation to our "Hands on Science for First Graders" project.

Mrs. Crosby
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $28.83 2 $57.66
Butterflies in the Classroom Demo Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.85 1 $41.85
36 Set Watercolor Paint Pack with Quality Wood Brushes 8 Colors Washable Water Colors Perfect for Kids Adults, Parties Students Classroom Bulk by Color Swell • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Canson Watercolor Paper Bulk Pack, 9"X12" • Amazon Business $16.36 2 $32.72
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Ant Farm Replacement Ants, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.35 2 $20.70
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Ants Amazing Bugs Teacher Packet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.74 2 $11.48
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$250.08

Vendor shipping charges

$7.40

State sales tax

$17.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.48

Total project goal

$363.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.22

1 Donor

-$154.37

Donations toward project cost

-$154.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$181.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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