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Mrs. Honsted from Ocala FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Into Learning With Mrs. Honsted's Class

Help me give my students many memorable learning experiences with hands on activities involved in hatching chicks and learning about the life cycle of chicks as well as butterflies and ladybugs.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am team-teaching this year and have 42 wonderful Kindergarten kiddos that I get to call mine. I teach Reading and Social Studies and am loving having so many children to teach and watch grow this year. I get to incorporate bits of Science as well as Math into my day as all core subjects intertwine so nicely in Kindergarten.

My children thrive on center based activities and and hands on activities that bring learning to life!

The children this year are so excited about learning and their faces just light up when doing hands on activities that they can take ownership of. These children take pride in helping each other and really enjoy being together and learning as a class family.

My Project

With this project I will be able to bring hands on activities into my classroom through the use of the incubator and the ladybug and butterfly habitats. These supplies will make learning come to life!

With your support, we will be able to hatch chicks, as well as watch butterflies and ladybugs come to life right before our eyes!

Hands on experiences are how my students thrive!

We will incorporate Science, Math and Reading & Writing into all of our activities. My students will learn so much and have a wonderful time with these materials.

Thank you!

Mrs. Honsted
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOMAKER Egg Incubator, 9-16 Digital Fully Automatic Household Micro Mini Incubator for Chicken Eggs, Poultry Hatcher for Chickens Ducks Goose, with LED Egg Candler • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with 2 Live Cups of Caterpillars & Feeding Kit • Amazon Business $34.29 1 $34.29
Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Amazon Business $25.39 1 $25.39
Insect Lore Live Ladybug Growing Kit Toy - Baby Ladybug Larvae to Adult Ladybugs -SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Magicfly Bright Cool LED Light Egg Candler Tester, Power by Power Supply Only,Incubator Warehouse Exclusive • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Insect Lore Ladybug Life Cycle - 4 PC Insect Figure Shows Life Of Lady Bug • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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