You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Watton from Hamilton OH is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Science: A Trip to the Zoo

My students need funding for a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

  • $901 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students show up every day smiling, eager, and excited to learn. They vary in age from 5 to 7, all with varying levels of prior knowledge. I work with the group of students who struggle the most - the 7-year-old from Guam who has never been in school, the ELL student who has difficulty counting even in her native language, and the child who knows most letters but struggles with fine motor skills.

I am forever trying to find ways to reach this diverse group of students.

We do a lot of drills. Repetition and multi-sensory instruction seem to work best, but I want to provide more engaging opportunities for learning. The materials included in this project will help my students learn their letters and numbers in an engaging fashion. They can also be utilized by the classroom teachers during centers to provide differentiation for all students.

My Project

Some of my students have never been outside the city they live in. They have never had the opportunity to visit a zoo. They have only seen exotic animals on television and in books.

"Lions aren't real." This is what a student said to my one day during a discussion about the zoo.

This field trip will provide my students with the opportunity to see and interact with animals that they have never even heard of.

Students will learn about the different environments animals live in as well as the adaptations they need to survive in those environments. A trip to the zoo, especially for a child who has never been, can make science truly engaging.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Watton is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden $474.50
Transportation Hamilton City Schools $250.00

Trip cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hamilton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3600441],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3042927,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Watton","authorIds":{"3600441":{"owner":"Ms. Watton","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3042927],"proposalHash":"-1028827697","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20769522,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ==","MTQwODc2Ng==","NTI1Nzg3NQ=="],"teacherId":3600441,"schoolCounty":"Butler","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}