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  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Cook
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hop to It! Studying the Life Cycle of a Frog

My students need books, centers and resources to care for tadpoles as they morph into frogs to help them better understand the basic needs and characteristics of living things.

My Students

Do you remember looking down into the creek water and watching tiny tadpoles swirl around your feet and listening to the chirping sounds as you chased frogs around the yard? In the inner city of Atlanta, my students do not have much experience with the wonders of nature and spring at the creek.

My students are mostly apartment dwellers and though we live in a big city, they stay mostly confined to the small radius around their neighborhood and school.

While we as teachers try to get them out and help them experience life outside of their own community through field trips, many of them don't get the opportunities to broaden their horizons on their own. Coming from extremely hard working families, most of these children have parents who work nights and they spend their after school hours with a baby sitter.

My Project

I want to give my students some memorable, first-hand experiences with life and nature so that they can draw on these lessons throughout their life. We cannot merely learn in a book what is required of us to raise and care for a living thing. We must experience it. It is my goal to provide my students with the experience of caring for tadpoles and to help them understand how their care allows the tadpoles to grow strong and thrive becoming adult frogs.

It would mean so much to our class to raise some baby tadpoles of our own.

This will be a memory that they will always cherish and it will likely spark more scientific inquiry in them than ever before.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raise-A-Frog Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.22 1 $24.22
TT692 - Life Cycles Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
RE986 - Life Cycles Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
GR700 - Life Cycle Sequencing Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$117.70

Vendor shipping charges

$2.42

State sales tax

$8.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$160.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.24

Total project goal

$188.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$188.25

10 Donors

-$90.50

Donations toward project cost

-$80.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$94.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Walt Disney Company and 10 other donors.

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