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Ms. Sims from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hide a Butterfly Activity

My students need art and science materials for our classroom. I have been teaching my students about how species evolve over time and would like to have supplies to create some projects.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

Our school is a tuition-free public charter school providing a rigorous college preparatory experience to elementary and junior high students in Salt Lake city. At our school, we are laying the foundation of financial security for our students and we are training future doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, artists, and presidents.

My 7th grade class is comprised of 34 amazing students, many of whom come from bilingual households and more than 90% qualify for free lunch.

My students have a powerful voice, and it is my task to help them grow as informed, conscientious citizens, but they have limited access to novels and books of interest. We know a good story can unlock wonder and build the empathy needed to not just survive middle school, but develop into amazing teenagers ready to take on the world around them.

I feel privileged to teach such wonderful students. They challenge me and push me in positive ways I never imagined. I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

My Project

Students will design a butterfly with the use of crayons, markers, and colored pencils so that it can be hidden somewhere in the room. The object is to make the butterfly as invisible as possible. Students in the next class or on the next day will look for the butterflies.

The students will use scissors to cut the butterflies out, and the markers crayons, and colored pencils to design them.

These supplies will help students make the connection that traits are inherited and some traits enable better survival. A butterfly that is best camouflaged in its environment has the best chance to survive and pass its color pattern on. The colorful patterns may be the result of genetic diversity or mutation.

Ms. Sims
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Schoolworks 5 Inch Blunt Kids Scissors, Classpack of 12 (153520-1004) • Amazon Business $12.71 4 $50.84
Crayola 10ct Classic Broad Line Markers Case of 24 packs • Amazon Business $46.74 1 $46.74
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 24 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
HP 933 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (CN058AN, CN059AN, CN060AN) for HP Officejet 6100, 6600, 6700, 7110, 7510, 7610, 7612 • Amazon Business $37.89 1 $37.89
HP 932XL Black Original Ink Cartridge, High Yield (CN053AN) for HP Officejet 6100, 6600, 6700, 7110, 7510, 7610, 7612 • Amazon Business $35.48 1 $35.48
Crayola 24 Count Crayons (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Expo 80078 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 1 Pack with 8 Markers, Total of 8 Markers • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31

Materials cost

$255.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.99

Total project goal

$339.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.93

1 Donor

-$226.62

Donations toward project cost

-$192.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.99

match offer

-$113.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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