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Mrs. McKim from Lancaster CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LA Zoo Safari for Transitional/Kindergarten Class Filled with Adventurous Souls!

My students need to go on a Wild Adventure to the Los Angeles Zoo and see Amazing Sights they have never seen before.

  • $1,023 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All 33 of my students have their birthdays between August and December 2. In other words, they are all 4 when school starts. The Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students are the last to turn 5 in December.

Needless to say, my students do not like to sit for too long listening but like to be up and doing.

Over half of my class is on free or reduced price lunch. We are a Title I school, filled with outstanding teachers.

Teaching the youngest group is an experience I look forward to daily for each day is a new adventure.

My Project

In the spring, my students will study animals, their habitats and how they live. Most of my students have never been out of our area, let alone seen the kinds of animals you will find at the zoo. What an exciting experience to see the animals, you have only heard about or seen on the Internet or in books, up close and personal. To be able to listen to the Siamang's loud booming calls, to see the giant tortoise and the large raptors and to watch a giraffe walk with it's long skinny legs will be thrilling. They will learn how to tell an African and Asian elephant apart and so many other wonderful things.

This project may not change my classroom at a level you can see, but it will definitely change the lives of the students in my room.

To be given the opportunity to explore a zoo and see the animals from the many different parts of the world will broaden their minds and imaginations. It is something that will be remembered for years to come.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Los Angeles Zoo $177.00
Transportation Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency $650.00

Trip cost

$827.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$869.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.42

Total project goal

$1,022.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,022.82

16 Donors

-$967.69

Donations toward project cost

-$837.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.15

match offer

-$37.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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