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Ms. Tucker from Waikoloa HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bees on the Brink: Help Us Save Our Pollinators

Help me give my students STEM building materials and books to investigate the roll of pollinators and to develop ways to save the insects in our local environment.

  • $373 goal

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My Students

My second graders embody the Aloha spirit. They are loving, compassionate, full of gratitude, and care deeply for our Earth. They like to move, sing, build, and stretch out on the floor with a good book.

My students learn best when they are able to physically connect to our studies through hands-on experiences.

We live in a diverse rural community on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our community is tight-knit, but it is isolated. As a result, we have limited resources. My students are too young to feel the limitations yet, and I'd like to keep it that way. I work hard to ensure that every child in my room has just what he/she needs to feel secure and be successful in school.

My Project

Our local bees are on the brink of extinction, and new research indicates that our world-wide insect population is in grave danger as well. In second grade, we learn about the importance of pollination in plant reproduction. This year, I'd like my second graders to take their learning a step further and consider the important roll of pollinators.

When my students learn how endangered their favorite insects are, they will want to DO something about it.

As a class, we will develop solutions to help support our local pollinators. The books will provide us with background knowledge about plant parts, pollination, and pollinators. The bug puppets, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners will be used to simulate flowering plants and the role of pollinators. Finally, the Legos and clay will be used to build and model solutions students develop to help save our bees and insect population. I can't wait to share the students' great ideas and learning with you!

Ms. Tucker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jovi Plastilina Reusable and Non-Drying Modeling Clay; 1.75 oz. Bars, Set of 30, 2 Each of 15 Colors, Perfect for Arts and Crafts Projects • Amazon Business $26.95 2 $53.90
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Zees 1,000 Pipe Cleaners in 10 Assorted Colors, Value Pack of Chenille Stems for DIY Arts and Craft Projects and Decorations - 6mm x 12 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Supla 180 Sheets 36 Colors Tissue Paper Bulk Wrapping Tissue Paper Art Rainbow Tissue Paper 20 x 26" for Art Craft Floral Birthday Party Festival Gift Wrapping Decorative Tissue Paper Pom Pom • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Flowers Are Calling • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
The Honeybee Man • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Fun Express Insect Finger Puppets 12ct Toy (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Bee Book • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Chenille Stem 300 PCS Dark Green Pipe Cleaners 6MM x 12 INCH Twistable Stems Children’s Bendable Sculpting Sticks for Crafts and Arts (Dark Green) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Pollination (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Is Pollination? (Big Science Ideas (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Flowers (Plant Parts) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Parts of a Flower (First Step Nonfiction) (First Step Nonfiction - Pollination) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Animal Pollinators (First Step Nonfiction) (First Step Nonfiction: Pollination) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Insect Pollinators (First Step Nonfiction) (First Step Nonfiction - Pollination) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Honey in a Hive (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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