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Mrs. Almon from Hartford CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Insect Life Cycles

My students need insect kits to observe and witness firsthand the life cycle of insects and Lego blocks to build models of the insects' life cycles.

  • $386 goal

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My Students

I teach first grade in a Title I school. Although my students may live in an impoverished neighborhood, my students are vibrant and will brighten up your day! They can be an energetic bunch! They are hard workers and love to show this to anyone who walks into our classroom or whoever they see in the hallway!

My students are an amazing group of children with different abilities and personalities.

They are busting at the seams to learn. They are excited to learn and grow.

My Project

My first grade students are wild about INSECTS! I lose their attention all the time to the ants carrying my first grade students' snack crumbs to their nest! My students are gentle and caring students who observe the ants without any malice.

I am requesting Live Insect Kits and LEGO Bricks to engage students to observe the various insects' life cycles and create brick models.

My students learn best when multiple senses are engaged. They also learn better when they are focused and involved in group work. My class will be divided into groups to observe the various insects and will create visuals and models of their insects' life cycles. They will share out with the class.

This project will keep my students focused and engaged, because they love observing nature and working together.

Mrs. Almon
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set 10704 • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
LEGO Storage Brick 8, Dark Green • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Beetle Races Amazing Bugs Kit (with live darkling beetles) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Praying Mantis Amazing Bugs Kit (with egg case and fruit flies) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with live ladybugs) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Yellow • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$280.25

Vendor shipping charges

$13.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.83

Total project goal

$385.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.51

3 Donors

-$188.96

Donations toward project cost

-$167.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.89

match offer

-$188.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$160.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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