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Ms. F. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LIFECYCLE LEARNING…looking at the change

The cost of a frog kit and butterfly kit from Lakeshore Learning, a larval kit from Insect Lore, and a live frog habitat kit from Delta Education is $259, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $259 goal

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I would like for my first grade students to investigate life-cycles through observing the dramatic changes which occur within the different stages of both a real frog and real butterflies. For my students to watch this transformation, the project would require the purchase of a tadpole kit and caterpillars. I plan to begin the project by learning and examining a frog's life-cycle, and then continue focusing on life-cycles with studying the different stages of butterflies. The students will keep a journal to track and document the life-cycle changes. Art, literature, and math will also be integrated into the project through investigating non-fiction books, internet research, learning songs, creating poetry, enjoying fiction books, studying symmetry and shape, painting, and craft-making. The skill of comparing and contrasting the amphibian life-cycle to an insect life-cycle will extend beyond this project and allow for further understanding of other creatures' life-cycles. The goal is to deepen my students' knowledge of life-science by providing a hands-on opportunity to learn. My students need an experience such as this to discover the incredible real-life metamorphosis of a frog and a butterfly with their eyes and within their world.

Ms. F.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Live School Kit Larval Refill • Insect Lore $42.95 1 $42.95
Lifecycle Photo Book Series • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
Planet Frog Live Frog Habitat Kit • Delta Education $29.95 1 $29.95
Lifecycle of a Frog Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LIfecycle of a Butterfly Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost

$172.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$212.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.58

Total project goal

$258.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.76

1 Donor

-$244.01

Donations toward project cost

-$213.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.75

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$0.00

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