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Ms. Lillian from Flushing NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-K Bugging Out!

My students need easy to view bug specimens, live caterpillars, bug themed puzzles, and books about bugs.

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a diverse group of Pre-K students who are ready and excited to learn! With your support, they can grow, learn, and spread their excitement for education into their future academic career. Pre-K is a special place for children to learn how to get along with others while building self confidence and self esteem. They learn how to socialize with others, manage disagreements, and build key communication skills needed in the future.

We are curious and active learners who love to make new discoveries by exploring our surroundings.

It's hard for a four year old to sit and listen for long periods of time. That's why we learn through play! Our classroom materials are essential to our learning process. The materials we play with allow us to role play, reenact what we have learned, illustrate, create, build, rebuild, count, and manipulate water/sand flow. Sometimes we don't understand the purpose of an object so we play around and test our theories. Sometimes we'll think some more and try out a new ways to use our materials. We make observations and discuss what we notice. Through our discussions, we draw conclusions that help us to make sense of the world.

My Project

Insects are all around us and help our environment. But when we think of bugs or see a bug, we bug out! Some four year olds have already learned from their parts to squash that bug right away. But some four year years are amazed and intrigued by our creepy crawly friends.

When we see find a creepy crawler in our classroom, we try to catch them and let our leggy friend back outside.

I want my students to learn about how certain insects, particularly caterpillars and bees, help our environment. We need our future generation to learn the importance of caring for other and our environment!

Ms. Lillian
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT912 - Life Cycle Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
TT914 - Insects Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
TT515 - Scorpion & Spiders Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.45 2 $44.90
Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy - Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to Butterflies • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The World of Eric Carle  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cube Puzzle (42 pc) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Big Book of Bugs • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Bee & Me • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
48-Piece Floor Puzzle for Kids - Bug and Insect Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzle, 1.9 x 2.9 Feet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42
Are You a Bee? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$282.05

Vendor shipping charges

$5.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$321.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.74

Total project goal

$378.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$378.25

3 Donors

-$177.21

Donations toward project cost

-$170.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.33

match offer

-$177.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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