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Ms. Caswell from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Bugs

My students need learning activities and manipulatives for our Bug Exploration Center including magnetic rods, sorting kits and instant learning centers.

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an inner-city school that houses approximately six hundred and fifty pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Eighty percent are high needs students. Forty-five percent are English Language Learners. We serve over two hundred autistic and special education students. Our preschool program provides a developmental curriculum in an inclusive environment when possible.

Our four preschool classrooms serve seventy happy, playful and eager-to-learn three and four year old students, with sixty-three percent being special needs.

Our program is based on the belief that “quality early childhood education programs will ensure the healthy growth of a future generation and provide the foundation for lifelong learning. Through a classroom that promotes the development of positive personal relationships and utilizes a variety of hands-on experiences, children gain confidence in their ability to explore, question, discover, solve problems, integrate knowledge, think critically and take risks.”

My Project

Every year I do a bug unit with my preschoolers and they love it. Over the years, my materials have been broken or lost and we need replacement activities and manipulatives.

The materials I am requesting will allow my budding entomologists to learn all about the wonderful world of insects while developing math, fine motor, social and vocabulary skills.

Using the Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center my students will learn all about bugs and insects through hands-on learning. The Magnetic Size Sorting Rods help develop skills in sorting by size, sorting by attribute and comparing sizes of bugs. The Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit helps children practice sorting, develop eye/hand coordination and build the muscle control as they scoop, sort and examine lifelike bugs. The bug viewers will allow them to examine, compare and ponder the anatomy of different insects as they look closely at lifelike plastic bugs.

These materials will be a wonderful addition to our bug unit and ensure that my students can explore, discover, problem solve and think critically about the wonderful world of bugs.

Ms. Caswell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT608 - Magnetic Size Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
DD974 - Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL567 - Sequencing Numbers 1-10 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
LC1651 - Size & Color Bug Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BUG VIEWER LG • School Specialty $3.61 6 $21.66
MATH TEN-FRAME LADYBUG • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
Ink N Stamp Set - Bugs • Nasco $17.50 1 $17.50
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Bug-Catching Puzzle Game (10 pcs) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Counting: A Bugs Pop-up Concept Book (David Carter's Bugs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
GAME MAGNETIC BUG CATCHING • School Specialty $7.99 1 $7.99
Fun Express Insect Finger Puppets 12ct Toy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
BAG OF BUGS, SET OF 10 • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
BANDAGES - CURAD BUSY BUGS ADH ASST SZ 20/BX • School Specialty $2.83 2 $5.66
Fun Express 1 Roll Realistic Bug/Insect Stickers (100 Piece), 1.5" • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35

Materials cost

$279.36

Vendor shipping charges

$8.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$321.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.75

Total project goal

$378.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$378.32

1 Donor

-$189.16

Donations toward project cost

-$160.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.37

match offer

-$189.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$160.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.37

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$0.00

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