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Ms. Gray from Belfast ME is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Backyard Chicken Project

Help me give my students a more advanced opportunity for animal care by supporting their project to rear chicks into full grown laying hens with a coop, brooder box, and food.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

We serve students with various disabilities, primarily in the area of autism or mental health. Our students work hard. They love to explore and learn. We know that the best way to ensure that our students are successful, engaged learners is to provide hands-on learning opportunities. Additionally, we emphasize group learning opportunities so that they have the opportunity for the social-emotional learning so many of them need.

By introducing various animals into our classroom (fish, a bearded dragon, and hermit crabs) we have seen an increase in their curiosity about the the care the animals need and an improvement in their attention and commitment to the needs of these dependent pets.

Their teamwork to ensure they take good care of these animals has been an area of growth for all of them.

My Project

Our students have been learning about the care of various pets in our classroom including fish, reptiles, and crustaceans. Each animal we have is unique in its diet, habitat, and care needs. Our group of special education students is ready to add birds to their skill set and enjoy the benefits of supplementing our vegetable garden project to enhance our farm to table classroom experience.

Animal care and cooking are two big parts of our daily program and laying hens will be a wonderful addition.

Our requests provide everything we need to raise chicks as well as a habitat for them when they are grown and ready to be part of our farmyard here at school.

Ms. Gray
Grades 9-12

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Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Chicken Coop with Nesting Box, Outdoor Hen House with Removable Bottom for Easy Cleaning, Weatherproof Poultry Cage, Rabbit Hutch, Wood Duck House Red • Amazon Business $245.99 1 $245.99
HKDQ Chick Brooder,Brooder Box for Chicks,Brooder Heater Warms up to 20 Chicks (20″x14″x12″) • Amazon Business $89.00 1 $89.00
Manna Pro Chick Starter and Grower | Chick Crumbles | Non-GMO | With Antioxidants and Probiotics | No Artificial Flavors or Medications | 10 LB • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Manna Pro Chick Starter and Grower | Chick Crumbles | Non-GMO | With Antioxidants and Probiotics | No Artificial Flavors or Medications | 10 LB • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Living World Pine Shavings, 1220-Cubic Inch • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98

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