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  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Insects in the Preschool Classroom

My students need books on insects, bug puppets, and life cycles to experience the world around them.

My Students

My students are eager to learn and do hands-on activities. They learn using their five senses. They enjoy being read books in Spanish as well as English. They are very excited in learning about insects.

My students are very active, curious, and love to learn about the world.

I work in a Head Start program in the Windy City where 95% of the children speak Spanish and learning English as their second language. Most of the children come from working parents and have limited opportunities to experience the world around them.

My Project

My students are very active and curious I want to continue nurturing their love for science by providing opportunities to experience things by doing hands-on, like learning and seeing how a ladybug develops through the four stages of development and other insects.

With this project the children will learn more about insects through books and hands-on projects.

They will observe how a lady bug grows from an egg to a larva and a ladybug. Also, by being read they will learn new vocabulary words, ask, answer questions and make predictions based on the reading.

When the children have the opportunity to see nature close they are learning that insects have certain qualities that make them exciting to see and touch. They will also learn that insect’s homes are very different from ours. Their compassion and empathy will grow even more.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creepy Critters Rhyme Along Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.11 1 $50.11
Backyard Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Bugs Glove Puppet Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.16 1 $44.16
Life Cycles Moth Specimen Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Insect Life Cycle Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Ladybug Land • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Amazing Insects Magnetic Build-it • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40

Materials cost

$232.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.90

Total project goal

$312.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.69

1 Donor

-$156.34

Donations toward project cost

-$132.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.45

match offer

-$156.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PNC Grow Up Great® and one other donor.

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