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Ms. Tobiason from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What is Metamorphosis? We would love to study it!

The cost of the butterfly kit and frog habitat is $130, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach 28 full day Kindergarten students at an under-privileged school where 100% of my students are on free lunch, as well as come to school everyday to have a breakfast. We have just recently finished up our science unit on plants and answering the important question, "What do seeds need to grow?" While watching the seeds grow, we journaled about what our seeds looked like each day and sketched pictures of what our seed was doing each day. Now that spring is hopefully around the corner, I would greatly like to teach my students about metamorphosis. Kindergartners love hands on activities, and with this unit, I would like to be able to give them that opportunity. I would like to raise caterpillars into butterflies, and also tadpoles into frogs. I believe that my students would take a greater understanding of what exactly "Metamorphosis" is if they can witness it first hand. While we were growing our seeds, my students were so excited to come into the room everyday and see whose seeds might have grown over night or whose needed more water. They were very enthusiastic about growing their "own" plant. I want to be able to encourage this kind of excitement and anticipation in learning about science. I believe that raising caterpillars and tadpoles would be an excellent way for my students to learn a very big concept in a fun way. It would also teach them responsibility. They would be responsible in making sure that the critters are doing well everyday, and we would journal about them as well. We would keep track of how many days it takes for our friends to finally become their destiny! The materials needed for these projects are called Habitat Kits and include housing and coupons to send in to receive the live specimens. I believe this would be a great experience for my children to have. They would be able to see the caterpillars and tadpoles grow, and then release them outside once they are fully ready.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLY GARDEN SCH KIT W/CPN • Sargent Welch $48.70 1 $48.70
LIVE FROG HABITAT • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.95 1 $29.95

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