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Ms. Mitchell from Detroit MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Butterflies and Ladybugs

My students need ladybug and butterfly cultures, books, puzzles and models of lady bugs.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine coming to school for the first time and being eager and ready to learn, but there were limited materials. I teach preschool in a diverse inner-city elementary school with students that come from a low social economic background. All of my students receive free lunch as well. Many of my students come from single parent or teenage parent homes where their parents have just a high school education.

My students are curious and love to explore.

The children that are in my preschool program are also here to become fluent in a second language outside of English.

My Project

My preschoolers love the great outdoors and they love exploring. Without the use of a playground, my students go on insect hunts on a daily basis. My preschool students are in need of butterfly larvae, books about the life cycle of a butterfly, specimens, puzzles and educational games. My students are also fascinated by ladybugs and therefore in need of ladybug specimens, books, models, puzzles about the life cycle of a ladybug.

My students will use insect materials to build upon our STEAM program.

The students will learn about the life cycles of insects and read stories about insects and learn key terms about them as well.

By being exposed to the life cycle of insects and the terminology regarding them at an early age, my preschool students may be lead into the field of science which might even include the field of entomology.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.75 1 $64.75
Ladybug Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 1 $33.07
Petit Collage Beginner Jigsaw Floor Puzzle, Garden Bugs, Set of 4 Puzzles • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ladybug Life Cycle Stages Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.32 1 $8.32
Butterfly Life Cycle Model Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.42 1 $7.42
Ladybugs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
It's a Good Thing There Are Butterflies • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Caterpillars and Butterflies • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Garden Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Butterfly Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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