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Mrs. Foyle-Saft from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting STEM Studies Are Hatching Here

Help me give my students fertile eggs, fourteen STEM books about eggs, notebooks and a DVD so they can observe and hatch eggs in the classroom.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

Our school is close to two military bases and many of my students are the children of deployed military personnel. The school they attend is an older, urban public school in the largest city in the largest state in the United States.

All of my students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch but we are not a Title I school that means that my wonderful first graders have all of the needs and few of the resources that are available to other low income children.

My first graders are struggling to learn the basics---math, reading and science. Nearly half of them receive services for ESL, Special Education and Indian Education (JOM). Most of my class are below grade-level but they love being in school because they love learning. School is everything to them.

We generally have no time for science. My students rarely go on field trips because they cannot afford the fee. Their smiles melt my heart.

My Project

My students are wonderful, inquisitive kids who want to learn EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, we rarely have the time or resources for STEM projects. I would like to widen their world by giving the opportunity to learn about the life cycles of ducks and chickens by with this egg hatching project.

My school does not have the funds for this type of hands-on STEM science project .

I am asking for fertilized duck and chicken eggs, a DVD about Make Way for Ducklings, notebooks and a variety of fiction and nonfiction books about ducks and chickens.

I plan to create a science center in our classroom where my students can learn about the growth and development of animals. Students will begin by talking about what they know about ducks and chickens and then we will look at and compare fiction and nonfiction DVDs about ducks and chicks. Next, we will read the books and talk about how eggs hatch and the kinds of things we need to care for eggs/chicks. We will read Hatching Chicks in Room 6. Finally, we will setup the incubator unit and discuss how to observe the eggs. They will use their notebooks to write their observations and chart the changes in the eggs. They will SKYPE with a local farmer who has agreed to help them.

This egg-hatching project will enable me to provide my students with a once-in-a-lifetime hands-on STEM learning experience that most of them have never had before. Our school does not have the funds for this type of exciting science project. Please help me to provide this opportunity for my students to become "real scientists" who can SKYPE with a local chicken grower.

Mrs. Foyle-Saft
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Duck Eggs, Fertile, Unit of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $82.44 1 $82.44
Chicken Eggs, Fertile, Unit of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.89 2 $65.78
24pcs Mini Notebook,Candy Colors Portable Pocket Steno Memo Notebook MiniDaily NotePad(8 Colors,Ruled Pages) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Pocket Notebook Set Pack of 24 (3.5"x5") Candy Colors Portable Pocket Pal Super Mini Journals Portable Steno Note Books Mini Notepads(24pcs) • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel Picture Books) • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Hatching Chicks in Room 6 • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
John Philip Duck • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Make Way for Ducklings ... and More Delightful Duck Stories (Scholastic Storybook Treasures) • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Horton Hatches the Egg • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Ducks: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Ducks For Kids (Remember Me Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Life Cycle of a Duck (How Things Grow) • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Just Ducks! (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ducks Don't Get Wet • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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