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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn from Los Angeles CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Better Birdhouse

My students need tongue depressors, sketch paper, and colored pen sets to design and create bird houses.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a middle school in a large city. We are a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and supper. My students are amazing and eager learners, and I want to help them become successful, happy adults.

Most of my students are from the local area.

They have chosen to follow a marine science and environmental studies pathway for their middle school years. English is a second language for many of them. Their parents encourage them to learn as much as they can, while supporting the teachers any way they can.

My Project

My students enjoy hands-on learning. As part of our STEM program, I would like my students to successfully design and build a usable birdhouse. They will use the sketch pad and colored pens to get their ideas on to paper and create a final draft. Using the tongue depressors and hot glue, they will then bring their design to life.

Creating birdhouses will require my students to use their math, science, and art skills.

They will also use their patience, cooperative learning skills and creativity. They will need to figure out area and how big their design can be since they will have a limited amount of depressors. They also need to keep in mind the type of bird they wish to attract. Finally, it must look good.

Thank you for considering our project!

Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strathmore STR-400-3 24 Sheet No.80 Drawing Pad, 8 by 10" • Amazon Business $5.11 20 $102.20
Paper Mate 1945921 InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 8 Count • Amazon Business $1.86 20 $37.20
Dealmed Senior Tongue Depressors, Non-sterile, 6 Inches 500 Count • Amazon Business $11.04 2 $22.08

Materials cost

$161.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.83

Total project goal

$245.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.51

2 Donors

-$245.51

Donations toward project cost

-$208.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.83

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$0.00

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