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Mrs. Ginster from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Stages of a Butterfly's Life

Help me give my students the amazing educational experience of watching butterflies grow inside our classroom!

  • $320 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2019.

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My Students

My students are amazing. They are exteremly hard working, kind, and friendly. They find ways everyday to demonstrate their ability to be ready, responsible and respectful to everyone in our school. They love the baseball theme of my classroom, and embrace being in a few different groups - a homeroom and an academic group, as we are a departmentalized school. They love learning about their peers and encourage each other to continue to be kind at all times.

If you were to walk into my classroom at any given time, you would meet some of the smartest, sweetest and hard-working third graders in the world.

We work hard, but we also laugh a lot. We find ways to encourage trying, especially when mistakes are made.

My plan is to also share these materials with the other third grade math teacher at my school, so around 100 third graders will benefit from all these amazing tools!

My Project

This project would make Third Grade extremely memorable for my students!

Who could forget watching butterflies grow and hatch in their classroom?

The kit posted on the project will be everything we need - a mesh cage, food, and the eggs. I am also requesting models of life cycles of other bugs and a frog to. This way, as we are watching the different stages of our butterflies, my students will be able to see up close what is happening. We won't be able to host all these insects growing in the classroom, but I feel the models will be a wonderful addition to discussion and learning.

Mrs. Ginster
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Butterfly Habitat Complete Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $148.27 1 $148.27
COMPLETE SET LIFE CYCLE MODELS SET OF 5 • Frey Scientific $49.05 1 $49.05
LIFE CYCLE STAGES PRAYING MANTIS • Frey Scientific $6.81 1 $6.81

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