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Mrs. Sleeman from Hopkins MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Chicks

Help me give my students the chance to hatch chicks using the Brinsea Mini Egg Incubator with hatching mats!

  • $469 goal

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My Students

My class is filled with children who are excited to learn! For some, this is their first school experience and we are working hard to prepare all of them for a lifetime of learning.

My students are from a rural community where we have no stop lights, farming is huge and the small town feel is what makes it home.

Our school system is what keeps our town busy, from football games on Friday nights, drive your tractor to school day, to the hometown parade on 4th of July!

My Project

I have requested an egg incubator for my students to use for a life cycle unit in science. Students learn best when the learning is hands-on. The children benefit greatly from being able to have interactive learning, especially at this grade level. In the past, I have hatched chicks in the classroom with great success. At the end of the unit, the children can describe the life cycle of a chick in great detail and compare it to the life cycle of other living things. The students also have the anticipation and excitement of learning about the eggs at different stages and getting to see the eggs hatch.

By having this project funded, I will be able to hatch chicks for many years to come and continue my tradition of teaching our science curriculum in a hands-on manner.

The students will create fond memories of watching the eggs and seeing them hatch. They will also learn more deeply about life cycles and be able to apply it to other learning in the future. As an elementary teacher, my goal is to have the children develop a love of learning and curiosity about the world they live in.

Mrs. Sleeman
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 16 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brinsea Products Mini II Ex Fully Automatic 7 Egg Incubator with Humidity Control, One Size • Amazon Business $349.99 1 $349.99
Brinsea Products Mini II Egg Incubators Hatching Mats, One Size • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

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