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Ms. Villa from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Believe I Can Fly!

My students need a butterfly habitat with a hatching kit and extra caterpillars, jumbo child-sized magnifying glasses and child safe viewers, and insect slides to view these interesting creatures!

  • $208 goal

This project expired on August 21, 2018.

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My Students

I teach at a beautiful, yet socio-economically disadvantaged school in California. I am a kindergarten teacher and I truly believe educational and social success begins in kindergarten.

Our school is a Title I school with a majority of the families receiving free or reduced rate lunch.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and have many different social-emotional needs. When designing my classroom, my goal is to create a warm, aesthetically beautiful, and inviting environment that will make students want to come to school each day.

My Project

Spring is the best time to teach life cycles and nothing excites children as much as having a butterfly habitat in our classroom. The students will love seeing all the stages a caterpillar goes through in order to become a beautiful butterfly! The butterfly habitat is a science activity that all children love! With the addition of the giant magnifying glasses, this will truly be a unforgettable lesson on life cycles of this spectacular insect!

My students will not just read about the process a caterpillar goes through in order to emerge into a beautiful butterfly, but they will have a hands-on opportunity to come face to face with this amazing metamorphosis!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Butterfly Pavilion - Large Habitat Hatching Kit With Voucher For 10 Caterpillars • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $32.69 1 $32.69
DD614 - Super-Safe Specimen Viewers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC3543 - Insects Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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