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Ms. Mac from Albuquerque NM is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Ants Go Marching... Student Podcasts pt. 3

My students need insect resources to continue our Insect Podcasts- Ants at the Picnic!

  • $304 goal

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My Students

I work in a small, fully inclusive charter school, where almost 90% of the students receive free and reduced-price lunch. I work with students who are labeled in many ways: ELL, LD, ID, BIP, IEP, SLP, apraxic, autistic, ADD, ADHD, ODD, and the list goes on. I'm working to help students remove their labels and find their feet, as well as their voices.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is their thirst for creative learning opportunities.

My Project

My students have been studying the lifecycle of different insects and creating student-led podcasts to share their knowledge though technology. We are raising ladybugs, butterflies, and roly-polies so far.

The ants go marching one by one...

These ant farms, insect literature, insect eyeglasses, insect paperweights, picnic props, and fake bugs would help my students continue with creating innovative podcasts to demonstrate their mastery while investigating, up close and personal, the amazing creations and architecture of the ant.

Our classroom has become a place where students can explore living specimens as their life cycle unfolds. We have had the opportunity to observe, first hand, the metamorphosis of the butterfly and the complete change of the ladybug. Roly-polies have been great but we are excited to give our full attention to an everyday insect...a picnic pest...the amazing ant.

Ms. Mac
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nature Bound Ant Treehouse Habitat Kit with Sand, Connector Tube, Feeding Stick & Insect Instructions, One Size • Amazon Business $14.79 3 $44.37
elope Black Bug Eye Glasses • Amazon Business $13.14 3 $39.42
Lifecycle of a Honey Bee Science Classroom Specimens for Science Education • Amazon Business $33.77 1 $33.77
The Life and Times of the Ant • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Common Blue Bottle Butterfly Paperweight(3 x 3 x 1") • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Green Chafer Beetle Paperweight (1 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4") • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Roly-Polies (Mini-Animalist) • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
US Toy Mini Plastic Toy Ants Toy Figure (72 Piece), 1 1/2" • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Beistle 54938 Printed Gingham Table Runner, 11" x 6', Red/White • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Rubie's Costume Co Creepy Ants-144Pcs On B/C Costume • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Party Dimensions 54" X 108" Inch Rectangle Tablecover, Red and White, Gingham Pattern • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
Loftus They Look Real Creepy Ants • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33

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