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Ms. Molina from Patterson CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Write About Life Cycles

My students need notebooks and models of lifecycles of insects and animals.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a diverse group of third grade students from a small farming community in northern California. We do not allow our financial backgrounds or differences to hold us back from achieving our goals.

Our public school has a large number of free or reduced-priced lunch students.

Many students are not able to bring much needed supplies from home in order to be successful in school. We enjoy reading, writing, doing math, as well as learning about science, history, and technology.

My Project

My students will begin learning all about the life cycles of various animals, insects, and plants. We spend a great deal of time writing, drawing, and reconstructing the life cycles.

Children are always fascinated when we learn about life cycles.

In this project, we are asking for various models of insects (honeybee, praying mantis, and butterfly) and animals. These models will give students an up close look at how insects/animals change during their life cycles.

We are also asking for notebooks that we can use to document our learning. We use the notebooks for science to write down our investigations. We also use the notebooks for our writing journals.

Ms. Molina
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oxford 1-Subject Notebook, 8" x 10-1/2", Wide Rule, 70 Sheets • Quill.com $1.27 100 $127.00
MODELS LIFE CYCLE OF A HONEY BEE • Frey Scientific $13.49 4 $53.96
MODELS LIFE CYCLE OF A GREEN BEAN PLANT • Frey Scientific $13.49 4 $53.96
LIFE CYCLE STAGES BUTTERFLY • Frey Scientific $7.19 4 $28.76
LIFE CYCLE STAGES PRAYING MANTIS • Frey Scientific $7.19 4 $28.76
MODEL FROG LIFE CYCLE STAGES • Frey Scientific $7.19 4 $28.76
MODEL LIFE CYCLE OF A CHICKEN • Frey Scientific $23.39 1 $23.39

Materials cost

$344.59

Vendor shipping charges

$26.11

State sales tax

$31.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.19

Total project goal

$514.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.59

45 Donors

-$253.50

Donations toward project cost

-$221.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.57

match offer

-$253.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$215.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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