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Ms. Edwards from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The World of Insects and Spiders

My students need these materials to provide them with more hands on activities to explore the world of insects and spiders. WE need books, charts, a microscope and more.

  • $1,480 goal

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My Students

My class is made up of 3-5 year olds. We are a very diverse group that introduces the different cultures for our students to learn. Our school gears towards low-income and homeless families to help provide quality education to their children. We are located at the Salvation Army's Women's Shelter to show that we support them and want to provide their children with the best education possible.

We have students that come from families that are two parent families and one parent family homes.

These are parents who are very supportive in and out of the classroom.

My Project

In providing these materials it will help enhance our science area so the students will become more engaged. What better way to get them engaged then doing a unit that kids love the most-Exploring bugs! These materials will help students to become aware of the difference bewteen insects and spiders and the way these creatures are helpful in our environment.

These materials will allow the students to use their critical thinking skills to learn the differences of insects and spiders and how they play a part in our environment.

They will have hands on activities like the butterfly garden and ladybug garden to see the life cycles of some insects. This will allow them to do observations and determine the hyothesis of these two insects. Not only will these materials help us enhance our science area but it allow us to touch on other learning skills like math and language. For instance the bug counters and hands on math trays will help with learning about patterns, sorting by size and color and venn diagram tray to tell what is the same and what is different. With the Shake and Reveal Science Cards, it will help with language skills by getting the students to predict the question being asked on the card and then shaking the card to see if their predictions were correct. This gets the students talking and building on the "WH" questions to get the students using their critical thinking skills; as well as incoroprating books on insects and spiders to build on their vocabulary to learn words like anatomy, entomology, metamorphosis, larvae , chrysalis, etc.

This project will allow us as teahers to help our preschoolers to develop an early interest in science and learning about insects and spiders by providing serveral hands on experiments and activities.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GS163 - Life Cycles Vocabulary Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Center Enterprises Inc. - Jumbo Circular Washable Pads Classroom Kit • Teachers' School Supply $57.80 1 $57.80
DD745X - Lakeshore Hands-On Math Trays - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Creative Teaching Press - How & Why Variety Pk 12 Books 1 Each 2963-2974 • Teachers' School Supply $47.88 1 $47.88
Educational Insights - Geosafari Talking Microscope 5x • Teachers' School Supply $44.99 1 $44.99
Learning Resources - Table-top Trimpod Magnifier 7h X 9d 4-1/2 Lens Diamater • Teachers' School Supply $36.99 1 $36.99
Learning Resources - Jumbo Insects • Teachers' School Supply $34.99 1 $34.99
GG863 - Insects Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.50 1 $32.50
PP542 - Insects & Spiders Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH585 - Insects Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD749 - Shake & Reveal Science Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT692 - Life Cycles Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD974 - Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Insect Lore Ladybug Land Gift Set Live Habitat Kit • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit Gift Box Set - 5 Caterpillars to Butterflies with Feeder Butterfly Toys and More - SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
LC1651 - Size & Color Bug Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Insects 14 Poster Cards • Teachers' School Supply $24.99 1 $24.99
LM982 - Butterfly Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Roylco Inc. - Insect X-rays And Picture Cards • Teachers' School Supply $21.99 1 $21.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Bug Action Figure - 30 Giant Insects Playset (Ants, Tarantula, Spiders) - Large Sized Toy Figurines • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Insect Lore - Creature Peeper Above-below 3d View • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 2 $19.98
LL603 - Insects & Spiders Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
5in Insects Set Of 10 • Teachers' School Supply $16.95 1 $16.95
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
Insect Lore - Big Bunch O Bugs • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 2 $15.98
Backyard Exploration Critter Case • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Lila the Ladybug Earns Her Spots • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
FK109 - Bugs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC3543 - Insects Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Ready2learn Giant Insects Stampers • Teachers' School Supply $10.99 1 $10.99
Roylco Inc. - Rubbing Plates True Insects • Teachers' School Supply $10.49 1 $10.49
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 2 $9.54
Safari Ltd Hidden Kingdom – Black Widow Spider – Realistic Hand Painted Toy Figurine for Ages 3 and Up – Large • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
U.S. Toy VL134 Assorted Insects(72 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Express Plastic Spider Table Sprinkles Set (144 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Spider (Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
Insect Lore - Ladybug Life Cycle Stages • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Discover Insects Mini Bb Set • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Insect Lore - Butterfly Life Cycle Stages • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
The Eensy Weensy Spider • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
US Toy Mini Spiders (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
The Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ladybugs (Little Critters) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ladybugs (Little Critters) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Ladybugs (Insects) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Colors with Ladybug • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Painted Spiders : package of 12 • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Exploring Insects Chart • Teachers' School Supply $2.99 1 $2.99
Spiders (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Nic Bishop #2) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Carson Dellosa - Insects Photographic • Teachers' School Supply $2.49 1 $2.49

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