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Mrs. Van Dorp from Gallup NM is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

My students need two clear acrylic window bird feeders and seven bags of bird seed.

  • $327 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2018.

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My Students

My students are bursting with energy and have a strong desire to grow and learn.

The majority of my students are Native American and due to the low socioeconomic area we live in, 100 percent of my students receive free breakfast and lunch at school.

I am aware of the challenges many of my students face and I make sure that when they walk through my classroom door, they are all given an equal opportunity to learn in a positive, encouraging environment.

My Project

My students' favorite part of our classroom is the big window and the bird feeders that hang outside. My students love to take a break from learning and watch the birds stopping by for a meal. They often work at the counter by the windows to watch the birds, but they can also look out the windows from their table groups and see the birds fluttering around the feeders.

I've seen many benefits of bird watching in my students - it's calming, lessens stress, it builds community, students show a growing appreciation for nature, and they ask great scientific questions.

We need two new window bird feeders that will allow us to watch birds through the clear acrylic glass of the feeders. We also need bags of bird seed to keep our feeders full throughout the coming fall and winter.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Valley Splendor Premium Blend Bird Seed, 40 lbs • Amazon Business $30.00 7 $210.00
Wild Birds of Joy Window Bird Feeder with 4 Super Strong Suction Cups & Sliding Seed Tray, Large, Clear Acrylic, Easy Clean, Outdoor Bird Feeders, Outside View Up Close of Finch, Cardinal and Blue Jay • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90

Materials cost

$243.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.98

Total project goal

$326.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.54

6 Donors

-$311.54

Donations toward project cost

-$264.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.73

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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