You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

Ms. McBride’s Classroom Edit display name

Support her classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. McBride a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

cancel

Support Ms. McBride's classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. McBride a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

Make a donation Ms. McBride can use on her next classroom project.

Your custom url is https://www.donorschoose.org/octavia-mcbride

My young students have started this school year learning entirely online. Most are working indoors, from home or local access centers, with little structured opportunities to go outdoors and safely explore nature. I am a fierce advocate of getting young students outdoors and developing their appreciation of nature by having them garden, learn the names of plants and trees, etc. But no activity is more exciting, I have found, for young students than to learn about birds in their backyards or public parks/gardens. The thrill students experience when they can identify a bird, in a variety of ways, is like no other. Armed with this special birdwatching book full of poetry, gorgeous illustrations, detailed information about birds, and compatible with an app for students to listen to how various birds sound, students can begin a safe journey of exploration that gets them out of the house and into wonders of nature. Birdwatching is that majestic and nurtures a child’s love of nature and hopefully their desire to protect it. Of course, students will need their handy binoculars to see up close the magnificence of birds. Please help me to make this happen. More than ever, we need to get young people excited about nature and protecting it.

About my class

My young students have started this school year learning entirely online. Most are working indoors, from home or local access centers, with little structured opportunities to go outdoors and safely explore nature. I am a fierce advocate of getting young students outdoors and developing their appreciation of nature by having them garden, learn the names of plants and trees, etc. But no activity is more exciting, I have found, for young students than to learn about birds in their backyards or public parks/gardens. The thrill students experience when they can identify a bird, in a variety of ways, is like no other. Armed with this special birdwatching book full of poetry, gorgeous illustrations, detailed information about birds, and compatible with an app for students to listen to how various birds sound, students can begin a safe journey of exploration that gets them out of the house and into wonders of nature. Birdwatching is that majestic and nurtures a child’s love of nature and hopefully their desire to protect it. Of course, students will need their handy binoculars to see up close the magnificence of birds. Please help me to make this happen. More than ever, we need to get young people excited about nature and protecting it.

Read more

About my class

Read more
Message this teacher
{"followTeacherId":6924294,"teacherId":6924294,"teacherName":"Ms. McBride","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6924294_orig.jpg?crop=960,960,x0,y3&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1600030476836","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"octavia-mcbride","teacherChallengeId":21520799,"followAbout":"Ms. McBride's projects","teacherVerify":-461195197,"teacherNameEncoded":"Ms. McBride","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/octavia-mcbride","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=6924294","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":1,"numSupporters":32},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}