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Mrs. V. from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It Would BEE Amazing to BEElieve in Our D.R.E.a.M. Centers!

Help me give my students daily reading copies of The Bee Book, an expansive MagnaTiles engineering set, Don't Wake the Bees game to practice with math facts, and BEE creative arts!

  • $885 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in the "highest poverty" category, often do not have opportunities to follow their dreams. I am all about making the impossible possible and their dreams for the future an obtainable reality. My students come from countries around the world. They have traveled from Africa, Asia, South America, and across North America, as children of refugees and families that move frequently, due to low-income earning ability. The unique and difficult experiences of my students are what make my students some of the most powerful and determined young minds you could ever hope to meet.

My students have experienced adversity.

In our classroom, we rise above it. My students are resilient and brilliant. They have incredible leadership abilities. They help each other and understand the power of teamwork. We build a classroom community and care for each other. When one student succeeds, they all celebrate the success achieved by their classmate. These bonds are forged with time, shared tribulation, and the universal truth that every single student in our class has enormous potential.

My Project

The crowning jewel of my current vision of the D.R.E.A.M. Centers for our first grade classroom is centered on my favorite creature - the BEE!

Where would our planet be without bees?

What would the future look like if the next generation does not respect and revere these important little creatures? These are questions I ask myself, and this project is the answer!

With 24 student daily reading copies of The Bee Book our students will learn in depth about bees, their habits, importance to a thriving agriculture, and the amazing things they do. With a few additional all-about-BEE books for the center they will be able to research and study these important organisms.

This project includes an expansive MagnaTiles engineering set - as bees are also great engineers! I also included hexagon shaped storage boxes for this D.R.E.A.M. Center for a shape-learning tie-in. Don't Wake the Bees is a fun game to practice with math facts, and students will have a Montessori style choice to BEE creative using the arts materials including pompoms, Wikkisticks, and google eyes! We will be making pet bees that students will read, and the wikistiks offer an opportunity to discuss beeswax, and all the amazing things that bees can make and create. Students will practice writing with their bee pencils and erasers, and more!

You better BEElieve it, this D.R.E.A.M. Center is going to BEE the bee's knees!

Mrs. V.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bee Book • Amazon Business $12.54 25 $313.50
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $107.99 1 $107.99
Magna Tiles House Set, The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building, Creativity & Educational, Stem Approved, Solid & Clear Colors • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
WikkiStix WKX805 Big Count Box of 468, Yarn/Food Grade Wax • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Game Zone Honey Bee Tree Game – Please Don’t Wake the Bees – 2 to 4 Players, Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Magna Tiles 8Piece Polygons Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity & Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $19.51 1 $19.51
The Honeybee • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Decorative Nested Boxes - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Darice Bulk Buy DIY Acrylic Pom Poms Orange 1 inch 40 Pieces (3-Pack) 10177-23 • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
The Life and Times of the Honeybee • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
DECORA 8mm-20mm Round Wiggle Googly Eyes with Adhesive on Back Pack of 600 • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Fun Express BEE Pencils (2 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
U.S. Toy LM174 Mini Bumble Bee Erasers • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Explore My World: Honey Bees • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
DK Readers L2: Amazing Bees: Buzzing with Bee Facts! (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$627.60

Vendor shipping charges

$29.74

State sales tax

$54.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$751.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.65

Total project goal

$884.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$884.32

2 Donors

-$849.32

Donations toward project cost

-$721.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.40

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

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$0.00

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