My students include all the children of the school, Pre-K through 5th grade, and they love the library and learning. My students are diverse! They are mostly from low-income households, many speak Spanish or another language such as Arabic or Pashto.
My students are engaged and active learners who love to learn about the natural world!
Many of our students live in apartment buildings nearby, families have limited access to transportation and do not have their own backyards or opportunities to spend time in nature.
Our campus has gotten approval from the school district to put an apiary on campus! We have plans to put 2 honeybee hives in an open area, inside a fenced and locked enclosure that will have viewing windows. We will provide students with opportunities to be assistant beekeepers and learn how to open and inspect the hives. Our student beekeepers will have a unique and meaningful outdoor learning opportunity to see these amazing organisms up close and learn about their pollinator role in our world.
However, kids will only be able to view honeybees up close if outfitted a protective suit and gloves needed to keep them safe from stings.
These protective suits and gloves will be essential to our new beekeeping program at GES!
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Collier.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Collier and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.