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Ms. D'Amato from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We grow butterflies in our garden!

The cost of eight grade-level books on butterflies, a set of felt butterflies, and six live butterfly classroom kits from Carolina Biological Supply is $468, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a 2nd grade teaching fellow in the East New York section of Brooklyn. All of my students receive free school lunch. One of my main goals as a teacher is to educate the students about the world around them. Throughout the school year we have learned about various places around the globe, from large cosmopolitan cities to South American rainforests. While studying all of these varying parts of the world, the students have paid specific attention to one common theme, and that is the pollution and destruction present in all of these places. This awareness has motivated my students to want to do something about this problem. Last year I initiated a Clean Up & Beautification Committee comprised of teachers at my school. This year I am including my students in all of the committee's clean-up and beautification efforts. As part of our beautification efforts, I would like to set up a Butterfly Garden within our school garden. The students took a particular liking to butterflies after we visited the Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. This visit, combined with many read-alouds about the rainforest, has caused the students to take a deep interest in caring for the Earth and the many creatures that inhabit it. We have already set up many flowers and trees for our garden - now all we need are the butterflies! I am requesting 6 butterfly classroom kits so that the entire 2nd grade may participate in this excellent activity. I am also requesting books about butterflies in order to provide students with additional information. While students do something nice for the Earth, they will also be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly, which is part of the 2nd grade science standards. We want to show our students that it is possible to make a difference. Now is the time to teach our children to be respectful and nurturing to all living things on the planet. Please help us make a beautiful addition to our school.

Ms. D'Amato
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLIES CLSSRM-KIT W/LIVE • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.95 6 $287.70
Butterflies Felt Set • Delta Education $7.95 1 $7.95
My Visit to the Aquarium Aliki • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Where Butterflies Grow Joanne Ryder,Lynne Cherry (Illustrator),Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monarch Butterfly Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Where Did The Butterfly Get Its Name? (Scholastic Q&A Series) Melvin Berger,Gilda Berger,Higgins Bond (Illustrator),Barbara Higgins Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
From Caterpillar to Butterfly Deborah Heiligman,Bari Weissman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Are You A Butterfly? Judy Allen,Judy Allen • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Strawberry Shortcake and the Butterfly Garden Kelli Curry • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18) Barbara Park,Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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