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Mr. Diefenderfer
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Pollinator Houses to the Rescue

Help me give my students the paint and wood-working materials to continue our pollinator projects.

My Students

Students at GJH represent diversity in several ways. Students come from different cultures, family dynamics, and social-economic status. In any given class there can be students that have traveled to GJH from the other side of the planet and other students that may not travel much farther than our county. Not every student has the same experiences and opportunities in life.

Facing diversity in the classroom can be a challenge, but it can also open the way for differentiation.

I value the importance of visual learning and often reference maps and past traveling experiences to students so they can make connections in the learning when we discuss runoff in our town, rubber ducks circulating in ocean currents, or countries around the world representing different biomes. These connections can strengthen their learning if they have visited some of these places on their own.

My Project

The students have really taken to the pollinator PBL project I started last year. Each grading period I spend a few weeks in the tech lab with my Instructional Lab class to address the declining population in pollinators.

The student interest in this pollinator project has blossomed into an amazing hands-on learning lesson in so many ways for my students.

Students are working very hard at creating something that not only will make a difference for pollinators but is also something that are taking pride in building. The increased interest calls for finding ways to purchase more supplies to continue this project for all of my students.

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Mason Bee Tubes | 100 Pack of 6 inch Long and 5/16 Inner Diameter Hole | Great Refills and Inserts for Bee Houses, Condos, Hotels, and Nests | Help Grow Your Garden in No Time With The Best Helpers • Amazon Business $18.88 2 $37.76
5 Pcs Pack 27# x 12 Inch Length HSS High Speed Steel Aircraft Extension Long Drill Bits Length 12" Shank, Spiral Flute, 135 Degree,Split Point, Drilling deep holes in metal and Steel Black Oxide • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Pro Grade - Chip Paint Brushes - 36 Ea 2 Inch Chip Paint Brush • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
AxeSickle 1.6 inch Small Screw Eyes Metal Eye Screw Hooks Self Tapping Screws Hook Ring Eyelet Hooks 100 Pcs. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rust-Oleum 1945502 Painters Touch Latex, 1-Quart, Sun Yellow • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ad-Tech Award-Winning AdTech W9201 Drip-Less Full Size High Temp Hot Glue Gun - Up To 90% Less Drips & Strings,White • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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This project will reach 100 students.

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