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Mrs. Caesar from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Say No To Pest Control!

My students need a Butterfly Kit, Ladybug Kit, and Praying Mantis Kit, and Insect books.

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a librarian in a suburban school in Texas. I am excited because this is my first year at a new school and my first year as a librarian! There are about six hundred students from Pre-K to fifth grade at this Title I school. 85% of the students are Hispanic and we have a 22% mobility rate.

We are proud of how hard the children work and want them to be successful!

Our school's mission is to provide the appropriate tools and strategies to ensure the success of every child.

My Project

Ladybugs, butterflies, and praying mantises will be our new addition to the library! Students will have the opportunity to come to the library and watch the life cycle of insects! I have to say that the life cycle of the butterfly is my favorite. I enjoy watching the caterpillars grow, get so big, and turn into a chrysalis. Then, I am on pins and needles waiting for them to come out of the chrysalis to be a painted lady butterfly. I want to share this amazing experience with my library students! They will learn so much about science and they'll visit me more in the library too. A praying mantis egg sac will amaze them because we will actually sew it with a thread and needle to a twig in its home. Students will love to see the hundreds of baby praying mantises come out. We have a wonderful garden to release them in. I will be able to teach my students about organic gardening with our ladybugs. I've also requested books about insects, so students can read about these great insect opportunities. I love bringing science into the library. We would greatly appreciate your support and generosity!

Mrs. Caesar
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Praying Mantis Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Ladybug Girl • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Trolli 22 Piece Sour Brite Crawler Minis Carton, Assorted Flavors, 11 Ounces • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Fly Guy Phonics Boxed Set • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Mysterious Mantises (World of Bugs) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Manuelo, the Playing Mantis • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Praying Mantises (Little Critters) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Book • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Lady Bug (Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Bug Off! (LEGO Nonfiction): A LEGO Adventure in the Real World • Amazon Business $3.16 1 $3.16
Insects Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers) • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

Materials cost

$176.34

Vendor shipping charges

$9.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.63

Total project goal

$257.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.54

1 Donor

-$128.76

Donations toward project cost

-$109.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.31

match offer

-$128.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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