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Ms. Careri from Long Branch NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bats in the Barn!

My students need bat houses and environmentally safe fertilizers to help tell why we are proud of creating sustainable projects in our community!

  • $600 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students want to make a difference! Many of my students are in this country for the first time or they are the first generation born in the United States. They come from families who want the best for their children.

My students are such hard workers and caring children I am so proud of all they have achieved.

Many do not have much in financial means but are big in heart and they have an amazing work ethic! They also want to help, and contribute to our community and society! Our class focus this year is how we can help our environment, our community and make the world a better place.

My Project

Bats in the barn! You might think that sounds scary! It actually is not at all! Our Special needs students attend therapeutic horse back riding at out local equestrian center when discussing what community organization we should try and work with this was the obvious place. Bats eat a ton of mosquito, and no one enjoys being bitten by a mosquito!

Bats will help the horses, students and instructors concentrate on learning instead of swatting away bothersome insects!

My students want to write a story about all the sustainable projects we have been working on this year to share with the other schools so hopefully we can inspire them to follow our lead. Night vision cameras attached to the Premium Bat House will allow the students not only to create non-fiction stories about the lives of our bats and horses, but they also want to create a realistic fiction story about sustainable practices so even our youngest students will be excited about bats and not afraid of them! Putting a visual worm composer in our classroom will inspire them to tell stories about all the good worms do for our gardens and educate the younger grades on this easy practice as well!

Stories are an easy way for our younger students to learn about what we do in middle school, but they are also a way for the older students to explain what they understand about our sustainable projects. It is a win win for the storyteller and the recipients of the stories!

Ms. Careri
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 165 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanonInk 2091C005 Canon CLI-281 4-Ink Pack, Compatible to TR8520, TR7520, TS9120, TS8120 and TS6120 • Amazon Business $39.00 3 $117.00
Sumpple 12MP Trail Camera and Hunting Wildlife Camera with 24LEDs, Motion Sensor, Low Glow Infrared Night Vision 65ft, IP66, 2.36" LCD for Wildlife Monitoring, Surveillance, Home Security • Amazon Business $54.99 2 $109.98
Fellowes Binding Machine Starlet2+ Comb Binding (5227701) • Amazon Business $58.31 1 $58.31
Generic Micro SD Card, 256GB Micro SD SDXC Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter (256GB) • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
Premium Bat House | Made in USA | Pre-finished Select Pine | Ready to install | Ideal Bat Shelter for cold and cool climates | Environmentally Responsible Eco-Friendly Mosquito Control | Dark Pine • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Premium Bat House | Made in USA | Pre-finished Select Pine | Ready to install | Ideal Bat Shelter for cold and cool climates | Environmentally Responsible Eco-Friendly Mosquito Control | Dark Pine • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White • Amazon Business $13.19 2 $26.38
VENTION All In 1 Usb 2.0 Card Reader High Speed SD TF Micro SD Card Reader Type C USB C Micro USB Multi Memory Otg Card Reader • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $7.61 2 $15.22
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Building Bat Houses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-178) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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