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Ms. Marquez from Reno NV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life for Hands-on Learners

My students need more first hand experiences. The science specimens and butterfly nursery and butterflies will give them just that.

  • $369 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are in special education. They spend different amounts of time in inclusion classrooms (the grade for their age). When they are in my class, we work on core reading, writing, and math skills. My students are at least two grade levels behind their same age peers. Seventy five percent are English Language Learners. They are amazing and think outside of the box. They love feeding our class pet, a turtle named Tiny Tim, and volunteering as lunchroom helpers.

My Project

My students are all special education students. Many of them are learning English as a second language and many of them are free and reduced lunch. This means that many of the first hand experiences that would be really great for them to have, they are unable to have.

I would love to bring some nature into my classroom because they really love science.

They are currently learning about plants and I think that the insects would help create more understanding about how plants work and how we can grow our food.

Having butterflies in the class also gives them class responsibilities which they need and enjoy.

Ms. Marquez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT910X - Easy-View Early Science Specimens - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LC362 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$258.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.27

Total project goal

$368.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$368.46

1 Donor

-$184.23

Donations toward project cost

-$156.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.63

match offer

-$184.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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