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Mrs. S. from Rangely CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Is the Bees-Knees!

Help me give my students supplies for their beekeeping financial literacy project that will allow our entire third grade to do our own fundraising for supplies year-after-year!

  • $432 goal

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My Students

My third-graders are positive, curious, and energetic. They are a community-oriented group who are fun to learn with. They love hands-on learning in math, science experiments, and opportunities to do activities no one else in the school gets to do! My goal is to create a learning environment that instills a positive sense of community. We live in a very remote part of Colorado. We're 60 miles from the nearest grocery store, which is across state lines. As such, our community is very close-knit. I hope to have a classroom where students have a safe space and love to come and learn. I want them to leave third grade better than when they started it.

Our classroom is a prime spot for students to have access to high-quality learning tools and experiences, but because of the remoteness of our location, students don't always have those experiences at home or in our school.

By building a solid community foundation in our classroom I hope to create a sense of life-long learning for these students.

My Project

Financial literacy provides students an opportunity to learn about saving money, charitable donations, supply and demand, profits, losses, and more. The use of financial literacy in our day-to-day lives as adults is arguably one of the most important things we can learn. When I combined my love of project-based learning and beekeeping with a desire to add funding to the entire third grade I decided our third-grade should own their own beehive. This year students will be learning about how bees make honey in science and why pollination is so important to our survival. In addition to that, during our social studies time, we'll be working on building our marketing campaigns to sell our beehive's honey. The honey our hive makes will go directly into funding materials and supplies needed for the third grade. Students will have an amazing hands-on opportunity to understand profit and loss, supply and demand, as well as other numerous financial literacy concepts they will uniquely experience through owning their own business. Students will be planning budgets and helping us decide where to spend our profits!

Our school-owned beehive provides us with not only an excellent tool for learning about science, but also a way to learn about financial literacy by selling the honey our bees make.

We already have our bees and their hive started this year, but we'll need a few more supplies to give them room to collect honey and survive the Winter. If our bees survive the Winter each year, we'll bigger and stronger bee colonies to make harvest honey. My goal with this project is to provide a hands-on experience for financial literacy in the classroom and simultaneously find a way to help bring in classroom-dedicated funds to our grade level in our remote school.

Mrs. S.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Honey Super Kit, Painted, Assembled, 10-Frame, Made In The USA • Amazon Business $69.32 2 $138.64
Hexagon Jars Gold Lid (30pcs 6.0 oz) Hexagon Glass Jars with 30pcs Gold Plastisol Lined Lids for Jam Honey Jelly Wedding Favors Baby Shower Favors Baby Food DIY Magnetic Spice Jars Crafts Canning Jar • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Complete Hive Body Kit, Painted, Assembled, 10-Frame, Made In The USA • Amazon Business $71.28 1 $71.28
Mann Lake HD125 10 Frame Plastic Queen Excluder • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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