You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Bonafine from Shrewsbury VT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shrewsbury Bioblitz

Help me give my students hands on models of birds with authentic calls for identification purposes.

  • $243 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic, engaged learners who love to work and play in nature and wild spaces. They attend school in a small rural community. The students I work with range in age from 5 to 7 years old. As we are making a school wide shift to being a Sustainability Academy, my students enjoy opportunities to be agents of change and to take charge of their own learning.

They are developing a strong sense of place and a love for the natural world.

Each week they engage in outdoor learning opportunities that always involve discussions around a campfire at base camp, forest choice time and opportunities to deepen what they have been working on in science, math and literacy inside the classroom.

My Project

Students will be recording and classifying all living organisms found in the school yard and beyond. This will help my class to develop a strong sense of place and to begin to deeply answer the question "Who lives here?" Having the Audubon bird models with authentic calls will be an engaging way for students to work on identifying the birds that they see while doing field work.

Students will be working with experts, (biologists, fish and game personal, high school biology students, mapmakers, etc.

to create a field guide of the flora and fauna of their place.

Bird watching has shown to have many positive outcomes for students from developing a lifelong hobby to mindfulness skills, and scientific skills of observation and inquiry. Having these bird models with authentic calls will engage my students in this process.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Bonafine is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wild Republic/K&M Eastern Bluebird - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) with Baltimore Oriole - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Wild Republic Red Tailed Hawk Plush, Stuffed Animal, Plush Toy, Gifts Kids, Cuddlekins, 12 Inches • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Downy Woodpecker Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids & Birders • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Wild Turkey - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Wild Turkey - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Chickadee - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Northern Cardinal - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Wild Republic Audubon Birds American Goldfinch Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids and Birders • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Baltimore Oriole - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Red Winged Blackbird - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Red-Winged Blackbird with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids & Birders • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Plush Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys Kids, American Robin • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Blue Jay Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids and Birders • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Black-Capped Chickadee Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids and Birders • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Cedar Waxwing Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids & Birders • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Canada Goose - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Northern Cardinal Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids and Birders • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56

Materials cost

$173.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.37

Total project goal

$242.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$242.45

1 Donor

-$206.08

Donations toward project cost

-$206.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Shrewsbury","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6181043],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3862799,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/shrewsbury-bioblitz/3862799/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Bonafine","authorIds":{"6181043":{"owner":"Ms. Bonafine","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3862799],"proposalHash":"-1905369392","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21337391,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzYxNTA4Nw=="],"teacherId":6181043,"schoolCounty":"Rutland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VT","name":"Vermont"}}