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Ms. Servideo from Worcester MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us Learn about Life Cycles

My students need materials such as pocket charts, caterpillars, and books to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and plants.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher working with students who come from low income households, I am committed to make a difference in their school life. Many students have challenging lives at home and come to school to learn and have fun. The school gives children like the ones in my classroom an opportunity to learn, have fun, and succeed in school.

My students learn best through hands-on activities and play.

I love watching my students being scientists at work, artists making creations, readers looking at books, writers expressing their thoughts, and so much more. The children are building on their social skills and school readiness skills all day long.

My Project

My children love to learn! As spring approaches we will begin to talk about life cycles of butterflies and plants. I have very little hands on resources for my students. My class this year needs hands-on, as that is the way they learn best.

How much fun would it be to actually see the life cycle of a plant and butterfly?

With your help I can make this a reality for my students. I am requesting 2 coupons for caterpillars so that my students can watch them turn to butterflies. I already have the net the only thing missing is the actual caterpillars. I am also requesting a stick on pocket chart with both the butterfly and plant life cycles to help with visuals. A few books that I do not have has also been requested.

Finally for plant life cycles I am requesting a plant viewer, a see through compost, and a set of 4 viewers where you can label the parts of the life cycle as they take place.

Ms. Servideo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM924 - Plants & Flowers Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA127 - Stick-On Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR925 - Life Cycle of a Butterfly Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LL605 - Life Cycles Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
See-Through Composter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Root Vue Farm Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
LL896 - Watch & Record Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Life Cycle Posters (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
From Seed to Plant (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Wonder Why Caterpillars Eat So Much and Other Questions About Life Cycles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Bean's Life Cycle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
A Butterfly's Life Cycle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$339.67

Vendor shipping charges

$11.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.11

Total project goal

$454.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.08

3 Donors

-$434.08

Donations toward project cost

-$368.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.11

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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