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  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Maher
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Little Learners Love Life-Cycles

My students need a giant ant farm, the Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit, and Painted Lady Butterfly larvae to learn all about insects and their life-cycles.

My Students

My students are an incredible group of first graders, who come from a diverse community, in an area with high poverty. Some of my students do not have resources or support from home to enhance their learning. As their teacher, I do my best to provide my students with the best learning environment. My students' ability levels range from one year below grade level to two years above grade level. With such a wide-range of ability levels, I must work extra hard to meet the needs of all of my students. With your help, I'm confident that I can enrich the lives of all of my first graders and encourage my students to become life-long learners!

My Project

My students love learning about the life-cycle of plants, animals, and insects. The best way to learn is to have a hands-on experience. The live ladybug and butterfly kits will allow my students to watch their life cycles. The insects will grow and change right before their eyes. The ant farm will allow my students to observe these magnificent creatures hard at work. The children will read books about each of the insects, keep a daily journal of their observations, and share what they learned with their peers. Not only will this experience strengthen the students' knowledge of science, it will inspire them to read, write, and explore insects.

Hands-on learning gives children a memorable experience.

It helps bring learning to life! Together we can make first grade a year to remember!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.98 4 $59.92
Ant Farm Kit, Giant • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.12 1 $37.12
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with live ladybugs) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07

Materials cost

$130.11

Vendor shipping charges

$13.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.89

Total project goal

$205.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.96

1 Donor

-$102.97

Donations toward project cost

-$87.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.44

match offer

-$102.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Orkin and one other donor.

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