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Mrs. Reynolds from Crestline CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning From the Birds

My students need binoculars to observe birds in their natural habitat and bird feeders, baths and food for our garden area.

  • $600 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds as well as academic levels and come from different areas on the mountain. A few are new to the mountain.

Their determination and positive outlooks on life determine their success.

They are willing and driven to do what it takes to do their best. Where there is a will, there is a way!

Being a small community, all of our students are well connected to our school and staff as well as the community and its members.

My Project

Students learn best through observation and hands on activities. One of the advantages of our school environment is that we live in a mountain community with a variety natural habitats allowing for many opportunities to observe nature.

A calm and serene environment with bountiful animals allows students the opportunity to learn through observations of their habitat and Animal characteristics.

We had recently learned about the declining nesting options for the Western Bluebirds in our area. The books that are being requested contain information on other birds in California. My students will be able to use the binoculars and then the books as a reference when they are unsure of a birds species they are observing.

With the help of window nesting boxes, students will be able to observe and learn about the life cycle of birds by seeing it from the very beginning as an egg. In addition, the nesting boxes will allow my students to observe how they are taken care of and what the nests look like. With the window feeders, students will get to see how the birds eat the seeds and provide for additional closeup observational opportunities.

With the dry and hot summer and fall climates in our area, birds don’t always have the means for finding water and food during these months. With the help of the outdoor feeders, my students will support the existing bird population and encourage growth and new species.

Mrs. Reynolds
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Songbird Essentials Eco Friendly Recycled Plastic Window Mounted Nest View Birdhouse Nesting Box • Amazon Business $29.95 3 $89.85
Aurosports 10x25 Folding High Powered Binoculars With Weak Light Night Vision Clear Bird Watching Great for Outdoor Sports Games and Concerts • Amazon Business $28.80 2 $57.60
Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder 348 • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Kaytee Mealworms, 17.6 oz • Amazon Business $9.82 3 $29.46
GrayBunny GB-6844 Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22" Wide x 91" Tall (82" above ground height), A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit and Bird Bath For Attracting Wild Birds, Bird Feeder Stand • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Coveside Birds - HousingWindow Nest Box • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Wagner's 53002 Farmer's Delight Wild Bird Food, With Cherry Flavor, 10-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $6.32 4 $25.28
Perky-Pet 780 Water Cooler Bird Waterer • Amazon Business $11.62 2 $23.24
GrayBunny GB-6863 Mini Hummingbird Feeder and Window Mount Suction Cup Accessory • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Kaytee Electro Nectar Ready to Use 64oz • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Birds of California Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Wildlife Sciences 240 Wild Bird Suet Plus Cakes, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Perky-Pet Copper Panorama Bird Feeder 312C • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Perky-Pet 737S Sip or Seed Wild Bird Feeder • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Ashman Bird Feeder, Squirrel Proof with Metal Top and Bottom, Spacious Design, Fill it with Sunflower Black Oil Seeds, Easy to Install, Clean and Fill, Great Gift for Friends and Family, Green • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stokes Select Suet Bird Feeder, One Suet Capacity • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Stokes Select Snacks'N'Treats Bird Feeder, Blue, 10 oz Capacity • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Backyard Birds of California: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09

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