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Mrs. Miller-Ahmed from Milwaukee WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Entomologists

My students need insect specimens, insect activity kits, and materials to make their own insects.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten through 3rd-grade scientists attend a high-poverty school in Wisconsin. I am extremely fortunate to be their elementary science teacher, and I am the only science teacher in our district for this age group. Our school has a new lab, and the students go two times a week to participate in hands-on activities that explore life, earth, and physical sciences. They are also involved in STEM activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They are excited and eager to learn, and one day they may become scientists themselves.

My Project

Our Science Lab is full of exciting things to learn. Insects teach so much about the world around us such as life cycles, teamwork, and interdepence. The students already enjoy pointing out a stray ant on the floor of the classroom or telling about an insect story they read in their classroom. With the Insects & Spiders Magnetic Activity Tin, my young entomologists will learn about the difference between spiders and insects. The Insects Specimen Set will allow the students to see specimens of real insects and learn about insect body parts. The Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center will teach them the names of different types of insects. The Crayola paint and clay will integrate science with art by allowing the students to make their own insect and label its parts.

Mrs. Miller-Ahmed
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 174 Air-Dry Clay - 25-lb. Value Pack • Nasco $37.95 2 $75.90
TT914 - Insects Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
PP542 - Insects & Spiders Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD974 - Bugs & Insects Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - Set of 6 Pints • Nasco $20.95 1 $20.95
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - Green - Quart • Nasco $5.63 3 $16.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - Blue - Quart • Nasco $5.63 3 $16.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - Turquoise - Quart • Nasco $5.63 3 $16.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - Brown - Quart • Nasco $5.63 3 $16.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint - White - Quart • Nasco $5.63 3 $16.89
Paste-On Jumbo Wiggle Eye Assortment • Nasco $16.50 1 $16.50

Materials cost

$302.77

Vendor shipping charges

$19.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.02

Total project goal

$420.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.11

2 Donors

-$180.04

Donations toward project cost

-$178.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$210.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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