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Mrs. Ratajski from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Insect Investigations

My students need hands on materials such as live insects to enhance our upcoming study of insects.

  • $500 goal

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My Students

C., NJ has been ranked as America's most dangerous city. The majority of the students in my class receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the challenges my students face living in this environment, they come to school eager to learn and grow. For many students, school is their safe place, and I want to create the best environment possible for them to feel safe, secure, and cared for. They are the future of this city and have the potential to improve their community.

My Project

We need you help acquiring items for our insect study. We’ll need many different objects and books related to insects. We will begin our study by exploring books and pictures of insects. A study of insects will offer a meaningful way for the students to use literacy, mathematics, the arts, and technology to investigate and represent their understanding of important concepts related to physical development, science, and social studies.

Our students have so many questions about insects and the best way for them to learn the answers is by interacting with live insects and materials related to insects.

We will investigate the characteristics of insects, where and how they live, what insects we can find in our community, how insects change, who works with insects, how insects help the earth, and so much more.

Mrs. Ratajski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAVILION BUTTERFLY PREPAID COUPON FOR 10 • Ward's Science $43.90 1 $43.90
TT211 - 3-D Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LADYBUG LAND • Ward's Science $23.59 1 $23.59
PRAYING MANTIS EGG CASE WITH FRUIT FLIES • Ward's Science $22.49 1 $22.49
LIVE LADYBUG PKG 100 • Ward's Science $22.44 1 $22.44
LL278 - Ladybug Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Ultimate Bugopedia The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Bob And Otto • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Small Wonders Jean-henri Fabre and His World of Insects • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
LL567 - Sequencing Numbers 1-10 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Roylco Inc. - Rubbing Plates Flowers • Teachers' School Supply $10.49 1 $10.49
Roylco Inc. - Rubbing Plates True Insects • Teachers' School Supply $10.49 1 $10.49
The Very Quiet Cricket (Board Book) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Carson Dellosa - Alphabet Ants Game • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Giant Jam Sandwich Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Under the Lemon Moon • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
insectlopedia • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Napping House padded board book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Spoon For Every Bite / Una Cuchara Para Cada Bocado • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Grouchy Ladybug • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crickwing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roberto: The Insect Architect • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bugs for Lunch • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Insect Homes • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective Bug Detective • AKJ Education $4.65 1 $4.65

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