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Mrs. McCabe from Pocomoke City MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Monarchs

Help me give my students plants and growing kits for butterflies, specifically monarchs . To encourage compassion for animals, we are installing a monarch way station at our school that will allow students to observe and collect data.

  • $451 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. We are a Title I school with a high percentage (approximately 70%) of students living at or below the poverty level. Our school is a small, rural community school with fewer than 400 students in grades 4-8.

Despite the many challenges my students face, they are eager to learn.

My students are always super excited to come to my class and I am eager to present them with thoughtful, engaging science content. Science is best learned in context, by doing and experiencing things. DonorsChoose.org provides me with the materials I need to make this happen.

We are small but mighty. We have a lot of school spirit and it really is a great place to spend my time. We are very active in the community and focus on building positive relationships both in and outside of the school setting.

My Project

Most children are accustomed to treating domesticated animals with compassion. All of the animals on the planet need a little compassionate treatment.

The goal of this project is to establish a monarch way station at our school by planting various species of milkweed and installing features to attract butterflies.

We will be collecting any caterpillars we find and using the critter chambers to keep them safe from predators during metamorphosis. The butterflies will be released into the same area the caterpillars were taken from.

My students will be able to observe all of the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly and have an emotional stake in seeing them released. Hopefully this will encourage them to become stewards of the animals they find in their own yards.

Mrs. McCabe
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seed Needs Milkweed Seed Collection (6 Individual Seed Packets) Open Pollinated Seeds • Amazon Business $17.50 4 $70.00
Songbird Essentials SE78215 Butterfly Feeder / Nectar Combo (Set of 1) • Amazon Business $16.49 4 $65.96
Swamp Milkweed Seed Balls for Fall Planting (Asclepias incarnata) (50) • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Backyard Exploration Critter Case • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Dr. Earth 736P Life Organic All Purpose Fertilizer In Poly Bag, 4-Pound • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit - With Voucher to Redeem Caterpillars Later • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Monarch Butterfly Shirt • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Lawn Aerator Shoes, Heavy Duty Spike Aerating Sandals Soil Adjustable Straps - Sturdy Universal Size, Men Women NO Assembly Needed Use Straight Out Box (Black) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Kangaroo Butterfly Wings - Adult • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Fliptomania Caterpillar to Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis Flipbook • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$328.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$383.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.63

Total project goal

$450.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.88

2 Donors

-$150.29

Donations toward project cost

-$127.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.54

match offer

-$300.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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