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Mrs. Murray and Mrs. G from O Fallon IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Baby Chicks in the Classroom!

Help me give my students the required equipment to be able to hatch baby chicks in the classroom and see the process happening right before their eyes from start to finish.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

Students in my school come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, and with a wide range of learning abilities as well. My students are fourth graders, and our school is a neighborhood school in a small, suburban community. Our school has Kindergarten through 5th grade students in it, and we have a considerable number of military families in our school. I strive to provide my students with a rigorous curriculum rich in technology.

In my classroom, I have military kids, students from single-parent families, students with special needs and learning disabilities, as well as students that are academically gifted.

My Project

Every year we have the privilege of raising baby chicks in the classroom. In the past, one teacher has completed the process from the beginning to the end, by having the eggs in her classroom. However, this year all three teachers would like to have the opportunity to complete this exciting process in the classroom, to allow the students to see the true hatching of baby chicks from the beginning to the end.

From the incubation process, to the hatching of the eggs, and then finally handling the baby chicks, this experience will offer a first hand view of life and can be an experience the students will never forget!

By receiving the necessary equipment to hatch chicken eggs and raise baby chicks in the classroom, we will be offering a fun hands-on learning opportunity to all the 4th grade students.

These items will allow us to bring an experience inside the classroom that will teach the students biological concepts and a deeper understanding of life sciences. The students will learn and practice many different skills such as teamwork, observation, data collecting, measurement and analysis. In the end, the students will watch in wonder and excitement as the chicks break out of their shell and then grow into adorable little birds.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IncuView All-in-One Automatic Egg Incubator w Built-in Egg Turner, Incubator Warehouse, Easy-to-Use Controller, Countdown Hatch Timer, Auto-Off Egg Turner, Universal Egg Turner, Quail - Goose, 1140 • Amazon Business $198.12 2 $396.24

Materials cost

$396.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.27

Total project goal

$508.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.45

12 Donors

-$369.00

Donations toward project cost

-$328.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.35

match offer

-$121.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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