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Mrs. Ayers from Swansea SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chick, Chick Hooray!!!

Help me give my students an incubator needed to hatch our very own chickens!

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a very special one. We are a public, primary Montessori classroom that hosts students ages 3-6. While the students come from many different familial backgrounds, over the course of three years we become one big family.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

--Dr. Maria Montessori

Learning in the Montessori classroom is completely personalized. I meet each student where they are developmentally to ensure there is no stress therefor, hands-on experiences are essential.

My Project

If our project is funded, my students will begin to form an understanding of the life cycle of a chicken as well as what it takes to raise animals. We will begin this adventure by diving into the books we will receive. After some exploration with the books, the students will use the incubator, egg candler, along with the heat lamp to have a front row seat in watching the entire hatching process and the baby chicks develop. Since my class consists of such young students we are unable to to go on off-campus field trips. That's what makes this such an important project for my students! These sweet kids will get to learn more than they ever thought possible! The information and knowledge my students will gain and learn from this experience with chicken life cycles will be put into student-made books so that they are able to share with their friends and families.

Mrs. Ayers
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Incubator Set, Still-Air Picture Window, 110 V • Carolina Biological Supply Company $213.16 1 $213.16
Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Magicfly Bright Cool LED Light Egg Candler Tester, Power by Power Supply Only,Incubator Warehouse Exclusive • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Chicken • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
RentACoop Chick Feeder Waterer Kit (1.5 L Waterer 1L Feeder Kit) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Woods Clamp Lamp Light with Aluminum Reflector, 150W, UL Listed, 6- Foot Cord • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Incubator Thermometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.72 1 $9.72
Avianweb AV-1951HT Digital Mini Instant-Read Temperature (Fahrenheit) & Humidity Gauge Thermometer (Hygrometer) Most Popular Applications for Cars, Incubators and Brooders, Black • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Chicks & Chickens • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
From Egg to Chicken (Lifecycles) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$335.51

Vendor shipping charges

$22.29

State sales tax

$23.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.50

Total project goal

$489.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.98

11 Donors

-$330.00

Donations toward project cost

-$288.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.00

match offer

-$151.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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