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Mrs. Spatholt from Youngstown OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Bees, Please!

My students need literature and life cycle models to help them learn about bees.

  • $577 goal

This project expired on August 7, 2018.

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My Students

I am an intervention specialist in an inclusion classroom. My students are identified with a range of disabilities including autism, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disorders, and other health impairments. We also have an English Language Learner and several at risk students. Additionally, we have typical and several advanced learners.

While most of students come from economically disadvantaged homes, they are eager learners.

Many of our students cannot afford basic school supplies. Sixty-eight percent of our school is on free and reduced lunch.

My Project

I have included reading materials and hands-on models that will help my students understand the importance of bees in our world. Many students from inner city and suburban homes fear bees as insects that will hurt them. Several of the books in this package will help to reduce the stigma of bees and teach my students that they are an important part of the environment. Using the books and the hand held models, we will study the life cycles and habits of these amazing creatures. After learning about bee habitats, each student will receive an insect house to take home. These insect homes not only provide the bees a place to live, my students can place the home outside their own homes and continue to observe and learn about bees over the summer.

Mrs. Spatholt
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gardirect Wooden Insect Hotel & Bee House, Small Size, 6'' x 2-3/4'' x 7'' • Amazon Business $11.95 24 $286.80
Insect Lore Life Cycle Stages Complete Set Insect Figurines • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Intestines, Zombies, and Jumping Beans: Extraordinary Insect Life Cycles (Secret Lives of Insects) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
The Life Cycle of a Bee (Blastoff! Readers: Life Cycles) (Blastoff Readers. Level 3) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
These Bees Count! (These Things Count!) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Give Bees a Chance • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
The Beeman • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bees! • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Egg To Bee (LifeCycles) • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
A Bee's Life (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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