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Mrs. Hopkins from Reidsville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Going Buggy for Books and Activities about Insects

My students need the Insects Activity Tub, Insects Book Library, and nonfiction books in order to learn about insects and how they impact the environment.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 17 students in my class. They enjoy opportunities to participate in collaborative learning activities. Students can often be found working on projects, games or experiments in teams of two or more students. Our classroom is rich with books and magazines, and my students enjoy browsing the book baskets to choose a good-fit book for independent reading. Student writing, work samples, and artwork line the walls of the classroom. The children enter the room ready for a day of fun and rigorous learning activities.

My students enjoy learning with hands-on and project-based learning experiences, especially if they involve experiments, art, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) challenges.

They come from diverse backgrounds, and some come from families facing financial hardships. Several of the students take home bags containing food to help them through the weekend.

My Project

Bugs, Bugs everywhere! My students love to read about all of the wonderful creatures that surround us in nature. They love to look for bugs when we go outside for recess, and I can remember doing the same thing as a child.

These resources will allow students to learn about the life cycle of insects while also learning how these insects impact our environment.

The Insects Activity Tub will allow my students to participate in various activities to learn more about insects while completing reading, writing, math and science activities. The Insects Book Library contains five books that will be used along with the Insects Activity Tub. The students will use these books in collaborative activities designed to help students learn about bugs and the roles they have in our world.

The other books that I have requested will be used to supplement the insects book library. The students will be excited to spend a lot of time reading and exploring the books independently and collaboratively. Students will be able to use the Ultimate Bugopedia and other reference books to learn about insects from all over the world, and not just in our community. I cannot wait to see them going Buggy for these resources as we learn about all of the insects that are in our world!

Mrs. Hopkins
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF985 - Insects Activity Tub - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
GG863 - Insects Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.50 1 $32.50
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Insects • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$173.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.76

Total project goal

$258.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.40

1 Donor

-$129.20

Donations toward project cost

-$109.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.38

match offer

-$129.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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