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Ms. T. from Winston Salem NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

OWL Never Forget This Unit!

Help me give my students an owl pellet discovery kit for learning first-hand about owls (alongside a text).

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is an amazing place with students from all over the world: India, South Korea, China, Japan, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, Egypt, Russia, El Salvador, and Mexico. This diversity makes our school a vibrant place to learn. As the ESL teacher, my students are English language learners with a wide variety of native languages from Telugu to Swahili to Spanish. They have varied experiences and enriching perspectives, along with an intense desire to learn and grow.

Although our school is a high-performing school, there is a noticeable achievement gap.

Many of my ESL students are performing well below their monolingual peers, mainly due to their lack of exposure to the English language. Reading is a complex process for any student and can be especially strenuous for English language learners who struggle frequently with vocabulary.

My Project

My English learners LOVE improving their literacy skills by reading non-fiction texts, especially when those texts are about animals. I have several books about owls for various grade levels with colorful and attractive illustrations and helpful text features.

However, what would make a unit come to life better than a hands-on, science experiment, like an owl pellet discovery kit?

With this kit, students will be able to safely uncover the secrets of REAL owls by dissecting their pellets. Students will be able to use thinking skills and text evidence to determine the owl's diet by examining indigestible parts of their meal. This unit will combine language and literacy instruction with scientific inquiry and experimentation.

Ms. T.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellet Discoveries Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $86.40 1 $86.40
Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.59 5 $17.95
Carolina Owl Pellet Dissection Mat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.79 1 $6.79

Materials cost

$111.14

Vendor shipping charges

$11.11

State sales tax

$8.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.69

Total project goal

$191.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.28

1 Donor

-$191.28

Donations toward project cost

-$162.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.69

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$0.00

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