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Ms. Bennett from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey! It's a Bug's Life Out Here!

My students need books that support our project based learning unit on bugs and insects.The hands on materials will reinforce their learning as they will be recreating their habitats,lifecycles and models. WE need books, an ant farm and more.

  • $459 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a title one low income school.Many have not had prior experiences to build upon in their education. We are a school of over 500 prek students who receive free breakfast and lunch. This is a free school program for those who qualify. Low income and needs to supplement /enhance their success in school are some of the qualifications .The students are excited to start this project and learn amazing things about bugs and insects and their lifecycles.

My Project

These materials will allow the teacher to introduce students to the life of bugs and insects.The excitement from reading these books such as the Grouchy Ladybug will lend themselves to students wanting to learn more about these incredible creatures and their benefit to our world.

Hands on materials always enhance the learning about the subject.

Students retain the knowledge when they become active participants.The students will be creating a model of ladybugs, butterflies, spiders, dragonflies and ants.They will be making their habitats and their life cycles. Parents will be invited to attend our bug fest event and see what their child has been learning .

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GeoSafari Ant Factory • Amazon Business $30.40 1 $30.40
Eric Carle's Very Little Library • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Bug Catcher Set of 4, Backyard Exploration Kit. Critter Catching Kit include Insect Catching Tools and Habitat Box. Outdoor Adventure Set and Nature Exploration Toys for Kids by Stone&Clark • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
ALEX Toys Artist Studio 24 Modeling Clays • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
Crayola Washable Finger Paints, 6 Count 8 oz, Easter Basket Stuffers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Jump Into Science: Dirt • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Fun Outdoor Toy Insect Bug Adventure Set; Bug Catcher Set For Kids Backyard Exploration Kit - Bug Collection Kit - Includes Butterfly Net, Compass, Tweezers, Transfer Capsule and Bug Carrier • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Ladybug • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Ants: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Very Lonely Firefly board book • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Counting Ladybugs 1-2-3 (All About Counting Bugs 1-2-3: Guided Reading Level: A) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
PUP LOVES INSECTS (Pup Loves to Learn) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ant Life Cycle Toy - 4 Piece Set Shows Life Cycle Of An Ant • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Ant Hill Disaster • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Ants (Seedlings) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Ant and the Dragonfly (Little Ant Books) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ant and Bee and the ABC (Ant & Bee) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My First Peek-a-Boo Animals (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Life and Times of the Ant • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Ants Go Marching: A Count-and-Sing Book • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Are You A Ladybug? (Avenues) (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Are You an Ant? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
My First Sticker Encyclopedia - Insects • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Crayola Washable Kid's Paint (6 count) • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
The Ants Go Marching (Classic Books With Holes) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bug Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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