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Ms. Marcy Hancock from Forney TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Transformation: Life Skills Students Becoming Beautiful Young Adults!

Help me give my students the hands-on resources needed to explore and learn about the small and beautiful insects all around us!

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My Students

I have students in grades 9 through 12 who have moderate to severe physical and mental disabilities. Their abilities range from needing one on one support to some who can work independently when given specific instructions. They are all eager to learn and grow and LOVE coming to school every day to discover something new. The ultimate goal is to help them gain as much independence as possible in the classroom so they can be as independent as possible as they become adults.

My Project

This year, at NFHS, our life skills program tripled! We have a huge group of new freshmen who are starting their journeys into becoming young adults. Throughout the year, we have learned about the world around us. As the year starts to come to a close, we would like to acknowledge the true transformation that all of our students have made throughout the year. From freshmen learning how to navigate a much larger school to the seniors transitioning to life after high school, what better way to learn about transformation than by seeing it up close and personal?

With the help of the butterfly kits and other resources, we will be able to show the students how they can start out as one thing but change into something completely different and wonderful.

We are planning to release the butterflies at the end of the year as a way to say farewell and enjoy the new journey that's ahead of our seniors. To make this truly educational, we would like to round out the unit of study by exploring other insects such as ants and ladybugs. With the ant kit, we will discuss how teamwork, dedication, and hard work ultimately pay off in building a better community. Our freshmen are just starting out, and they need to know that they don't have to do it alone. Everyone's better off when working together. We will be able to use the lady bug kit and story to discuss manners and behaviors. We have some students who require a simpler form of instruction, which is why I have asked for the smart shapes sorting house. These students can work on their fine motor skills and shapes in conjunction with the other students' lessons.

Ms. Marcy Hancock
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 25 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with 2 Live Cups of Caterpillars & Feeding Kit • Amazon Business $34.15 2 $68.30
Blue Panda Bug Viewer - 12-Pack Bug Magnifier Container for Insects, Bug Catcher Cage Toy, Kids Science Class, 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 Inches • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Amazing Ant Habitat W/ LED Light. Enjoy A Magnificent Habitat. Great For Kids & Adults. Evviva Ant Ecosystem W/ Enhanced Blue Gel. Educational & Learning Science Kit. Live Harvester Ants Not Included. • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Insect Lore World of Eric Carle, The Grouchy Ladybug Growing Kit with Voucher • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Wooden Wonders Smart Shapes Sorting House (8pcs.) by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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