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Mrs. Shirey from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Explore with Insects!

My students need real life examples of insects and non-fiction books to help them explore insect life to supplement our science and discovery area.

  • $280 goal

This project expired on October 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are 20 preschoolers ranging from ages three to five years old in a Head Start program that serves families in the Greater Englewood area of Chicago, Illinois. Our students love to ask questions and investigate new ideas through play and hands on experiences. As teachers, we try to provide those experiences and materials to support their love of learning.

Our students are curious, love to learn, and deserve materials to help them explore the world and expand their future!

My Project

We are asking for a variety of hands on and real life examples of insects for our students to learn about life science and the world around them! We will use the ant and ladybug farm to show our students the delicate work of nature that goes on often unseen underground, and plastic examples of insects to really let them get hands on with exploring the parts of insects and what they look like.

Our students are often not able to explore the real world around them because of safety in their neighborhood, and we want to bring nature to them in the classroom!

Additionally, we have found a variety of non-fiction books to give them scientific information about the insects we will be studying, in Spanish and English to meet the language needs of all of our stduents.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Discover with Dr. Cool Polish Real Amber in Search of Ancient Insects! • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Insect Lore Live Ladybug Growing Kit Toy - Baby Ladybug Larvae to Adult Ladybugs -SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Insect Lore Ant Farm - Two Sided Ant Mountain- Includes Habitat, Sand And Voucher for Live Ants • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Insect Lore Ladybug Life Cycle - 4 PC Insect Figure Shows Life Of Lady Bug • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ant Life Cycle Toy - 4 Piece Set Shows Life Cycle Of An Ant • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ten Little Ladybugs Board Book Set For Kids Toddlers with Stickers • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Learning Resources LER9441-D Take 10! Color Bug Catchers • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hormigas (Abdo Kids: Insectos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
There's a Bug on My Book! • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Are You an Ant? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Los alimentos de los insectos (Comparar insectos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Spinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¡Locos por insectos y arañas! (Going Buggy) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
La vida de una mariposa (A Butterfly's Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lady Bug (Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The Bug Book • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$204.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.97

Total project goal

$279.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.82

3 Donors

-$207.00

Donations toward project cost

-$175.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.05

match offer

-$72.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$61.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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