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Mrs. Maihack from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Chicks, Science Comes Alive!

Help me give my students a Chick Brooder to keep our little chicks warm after hatching!

  • $182 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school come from neighborhoods all over Oakland, California and from families that all want an enriched education for their children. Some students have faced much adversity and most consider school to be a second home where they can feel comfortable, safe, and happy and part of an overall community that cares for them. My students are excited to come to school each day and very eager to learn! Our school is small, under two hundred and eighty students total, and my kindergarteners work with peers at their age level and upper grades daily.

My Project

We were lucky enough to hatch chicks two years ago in my kindergarten class and next week we will begin the journey again! We will use the Ecoglow Brooder to keep our chicks warm after they hatch in 21 days. This is absolutely necessary to keep the chicks warm and alive after hatch.

Our soon-to-be chicks have committed happy homes, so we want each student to take a little wind up "chick" home to remember their experience.

Our chick hatching gets the whole school excited, with students from all grades coming to visit our chicks and learn about the chicken life cycle. Please help us keep our chicks comfortable with a deluxe Brooder!

Mrs. Maihack
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder for Chicks or Ducklings • Amazon Business $90.68 1 $90.68
Liberty Imports 1 Dozen Wind-Up Kids Toys | Jumping Chicken Ducklings Bulk Wind Up Novelty Party Favors - Pack of 12 (Chickens) • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90

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