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Mrs. Lessmeister from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Bees

My students need books, flower seeds, and poster materials to learn about bees.

  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 27 third grade students who are ready to learn. What an exciting classroom it is for both the teacher and the students. The places my students can go are boundless.

My classroom includes students at all levels of learning.

Most of my students come from low-income homes. Many of them are English language learners who absorb words like sponges. They love both reading and math and are always up to be challenged. My students are always learning both in and outside the classroom. They are a hardworking bunch!

My Project

My students need a variety of books to learn about the importance of bees in a garden. This spring students area going to work in teams to investigate why bees are an important part of the success of a garden. They will use books and on line resources to do their research.

Student teams will gets hands on experience as they plant bee attracting plants in the garden.

Students will grow plants that attract bees and transfer those plants to our school garden. Students will take all that they have learned and create a learning board in the school hallway that will teach all students about the importance of bees.

Mrs. Lessmeister
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 4 $131.96
Hope for the Honeybees (Heal the Planet) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.25 6 $55.50
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.22 6 $55.32
The Life and Times of the Honeybee • Amazon Business $7.57 6 $45.42
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.41 6 $44.46
From Flower to Honey (Start to Finish: Nature's Cycles) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
A Bee's Life (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Wildflower Seeds Bulk + 8 BONUS Gardening eBooks + 87,000 Open-Pollinated, Non-GMO, No Fillers, Annual, Perennial Flower Seed Packets For Year Round Planting, Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Pollinators • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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