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Mrs. K. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Butterfly Garden Soar

Help me give my students garden activities within the school community cultivates growth and development of children and builds appreciation of the natural environment.

  • $717 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a melting pot of race, religion, and culture. It is located in a vibrant part of the city. My students are wonderful- they are smart and kind teenagers. They are hard working and funny. They are city kids and many come from low-income households.

My students embrace and value their diversity.

They are determined to have bright futures and know that the hard work that they are putting in now is crucial to their success.

Given the opportunity, they will thrive.

My Project

Eighth graders will team up with the Kindergartners to create a school butterfly garden that all grades will enjoy. Each eighth grade will have a garden buddy that will build the space together after researching the best habitat for the butterflies. The eighth graders will read to the Kindergartners about butterflies and nature. The teams will take care of the garden throughout the school year and use the garden area a place for learning in nature.

The garden will not only help the butterflies, but kids will also learn valuable lessons about nature and our Earth while building a stronger community in the school.

This project will foster positive mentoring relationships and a love of nature.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 90 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Espoma SS8 8-Quart Organic Seed Starter • Amazon Business $7.99 9 $71.91
Seed Starting Kit – Complete Supplies – 3 Mini Sturdy Greenhouse Trays with Dome fits on Windowsill, Fiber Soil Pods, Instructions. Indoor/Outdoor Gardening. Grow Herbs, Flowers and Vegetables. • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides) • Amazon Business $12.77 2 $25.54
Teacher Created Materials - Science Readers: Content and Literacy: Photosynthesis - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level O • Amazon Business $8.22 3 $24.66
Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum • Amazon Business $24.10 1 $24.10
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Handbooks: Butterflies & Moths: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook) • Amazon Business $21.44 1 $21.44
The Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's Lost Manuscript • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Teacher Created Materials - Science Readers: Content and Literacy: Pollination - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $6.64 3 $19.92
Housolution Peat Pots for Seedlings, 100 Pieces 3 Inch Gardening Seed Starter Tray Kit, Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Plant Starting Pots, Khaki • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Good Work: Plant Life - Grade K - Guided Reading Level A • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: How Plants Grow - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Butterfly Colors and Counting (Jerry Pallotta's Counting Books) • Amazon Business $5.95 3 $17.85
A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
DK Eyewitness Books: Plant: Discover the Fascinating World of Plants from Flowers and Fruit to Plants That Sting • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.74 3 $14.22
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Caterpillar to Butterfly (Look & Learn) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: La vida de una mariposa (A Butterfly's Life) - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
DK Readers L1: Born to Be a Butterfly (DK Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: A Butterfly's Life - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.75 2 $11.50
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Monarch Rescue Wildflower Seeds Bulk + 8 Bonus Gardening eBooks + Open-Pollinated Wildflower Seed Packets, Non-GMO, No Fillers, Annual, Perennial Milkweed Seeds for Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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