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Mrs. Anderson from Arvada CO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chick Hatching Unit, and BOOKS

My students need more high-interest books, and an egg incubator for a more hands on and engaging way to approach 5th grade life science.

  • $926 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am in a small Denver Metro school district. My students are all in either 4th or 5th grade. My students are AMAZING, and are definitely working hard to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. My focus is on helping them think globally, and giving them access to ideas and concepts that they would not normally have. I read "Red Glass" by Laura Resau, and was amazed at the empathy and inferences they were able to draw on.

This year, my class REALLY enjoyed being pen-palls with students around the world, and thinking about the places they would go if they could go anywhere in the world.

The books I have chosen are books that will allow the to read about "other" people and engage in higher order thinking while increasing literacy skills. would love it if my students had access to books more representative of themselves, as well as other diverse communities and high interest texts.

I want to enrich my science curriculum, and am looking to incorporate more PBL experiences for my students. They are great at researching and reporting, but struggle to understand why science is relevant to them today.

My Project

5th grade science has a huge focus on the form and function of systems. Hatching chicks, while learning all about the form and function of the various body systems will make for an engaging science unit (I have a plan for the chicks once they are hatched, so that is not a worry).

Students will create a PBL project by designing a chicken coop, and reporting on the price, area, and perimeter of the coop.

This project will increase student engagement, as well as give them a hands on, real world application for the math and science standards.

The books are for my classroom library, as being a first year teacher means that I do not have many..YET!

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AUTOMATIC INCUBATOR 32CM X20CM. • Ward's Science $518.34 1 $518.34
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 3 $34.86
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 4 $23.20
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 4 $22.72
Animal Farm • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $6.18 2 $12.36
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$701.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$786.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.88

Total project goal

$925.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$925.87

6 Donors

-$454.11

Donations toward project cost

-$400.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.12

match offer

-$454.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$386.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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