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Ms. Nina from Fairfax CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Birds

Help me give my students the opportunity to truly take flight in an in-depth inquiry unit about birds, encompassing reading, research, art, and observation.

  • $419 goal

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My Students

My 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students come from the surrounding local communities, are of different ethnic backgrounds, are of many varied economic backgrounds, have different beliefs, and are engaged, creative learners starting their academic journey at a fairly new charter school. Together, these students observe, question, collaborate, communicate, and create! Reading and being read to is a highlight for these students. Since we are a new school, we do not have a library or librarian for our students to visit each week.

My Project

My students learn at a school that focuses on inquiry of a focused subject matter throughout the year. These students will start the year with a focus on birds as an important part of ecosystem. Through a study of birds students will be immersed in the steps of inquiry: observation, exploration, and exposition (showing what they've learned). All the while, students continue to observe, ask questions, and research. Students will learn about birds on bird hikes, through reading informational texts and articles, and by videos. Art will be created, as well as performance/presentation to share our learning with others at our school and our community.

Ms. Nina
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BESPIN Binoculars for Kids 8x21 Bird Watching, High-Resolution Real Optics for Wildlife Watching with Reversible Bird Map - BL - • Amazon Business $22.99 4 $91.96
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 (Ice Blue) Instant Camera with Mini Film Twin Pack • Amazon Business $66.99 1 $66.99
Hygloss Products Wooden Eggs - Unpainted Natural Wood Eggs Great For Easter Crafts - 1-3/4 x 2-1/2 Inches, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Birds of California Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Coceca 180pcs 6 Styled Feathers Assorted Mixed Feathers for Dream Catcher Crafts • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Art1st Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds (Dover Birds) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Acrylic Paint Set 12 Colors by Crafts 4 ALL Perfect for Canvas, Wood, Ceramic, Fabric. Non Toxic & Vibrant Colors. Rich Pigments Lasting Quality for Beginners, Students & Professional Artist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Eureka Birds Stickers • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Strathmore Blank Watercolor Postcards pad of 15 (Package May Vary) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Colorful Goose Feathers 100pcs/pack/ (10pcs X10colors) (4--6 inch) • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30

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