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Mrs. Haines from Frederick MD is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Monarch Monitoring for Kinders!

My students need live butterfly larva and a habitat, an iPad to record their findings, life cycle books, realistic models of the life cycles, and magnifying glasses to observe.

  • $648 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing! They love exploring their environment and learning new things. I teach at a Title I/STAR School where more than 50% of our students qualify for Free and Reduced Meals, and 20% are English Language Learners. Our students come from diverse backgrounds including English Language Learners and military families.

Our students are excited to learn and I want to give them the best possible school experience!

In addition to the school curriculum, my students are learning kindness, patience, and understanding towards all students with various abilities. I want my students to strive for the best and to keep their love of learning alive as they continue in their education.

My Project

My Kinders love to observe the world around them and share their findings with others! This project will help them do just that! Students will be able to observe the monarch butterfly life cycle and record their findings using the ipad. They will be able to film the changes of the monarch larve, and talk about what they are observing using scientific language. We can then use the Bloomz app to share their observations with their families.

Students sharing their love of science inside and outside of the classroom is amazing!

Students will also get to research the creatures in our classroom with the set of life cycle books. We read these books aloud in whole group, and then students are able to relate what they are seeing happening with our creatures to what they have already learned! Magnifying glasses will also be a fantastic tool for students to be able to observe these life cycle changes up close and personal.

The hands-on life cycle sets of monarch butterfly and frogs will give students a 'real feel' for the overall changes that they are noticing happening in our tadpoles and monarchs. Students can use these life cycle sets to compare and contrast the differing life cycles, as well as be able to relate what they are seeing happening with our creatures to the models. These models will also be a great way to help young learners retell the life cycles with appropriate scientific language. My Kinders are excited to be able to share their love of science with their families, thank you for helping to bridge this gap!

Mrs. Haines
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2017 Latest Model Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina Display with WIFI, 32GB, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Space Gray • Amazon Business $300.88 1 $300.88
BOOK LIFE CYCLE SERIES SET OF 12 • Frey Scientific $53.90 1 $53.90
BUTTERFLY HABITAT W/5 LARVAE • Frey Scientific $34.95 1 $34.95
SUPCASE iPad 9.7 2017 case, [Heavy Duty] [Unicorn Beetle PRO Series] Full-body Rugged Protective Case with Built-in Screen Protector & Dual Layer Design for Apple iPad 9.7 inch 2017 (Black/Black) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Handheld Magnifier with Safety Lanyard (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
SCIENCE LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG • Frey Scientific $13.49 1 $13.49
MODELS LIFE CYCLE OF A MONARCH BUTTERFLY • Frey Scientific $13.49 1 $13.49
LIVE MATERIAL CHARGE • Frey Scientific $12.50 1 $12.50

Materials cost

$469.89

Vendor shipping charges

$15.40

State sales tax

$28.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$550.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.15

Total project goal

$647.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$647.68

1 Donor

-$323.83

Donations toward project cost

-$275.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.57

match offer

-$323.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$275.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.58

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$0.00

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