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Mrs. Gonzalez from Xenia OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

So Egg-citing: Chicken Life Cycles In Kindergarten

My students need an incubator, chick care items, chicken life cycle models and books, so they can learn about the life cycle of chickens.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Students in my kindergarten classroom come to school excited about learning. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This background can mean that students’ families cannot afford to purchase needed school supplies. Unfortunately, some of the students in my class are experiencing homelessness, which can mean that they lack items to meet their most basic needs.

My students deserve to receive the best education possible so that they are able to succeed in school and in life.

These boys and girls have such awesome attitudes, and they try their best every day!

My Project

My kindergarten students love animals. They love to share about their household pets or trips to the zoo. Each year, my students engage in a life cycles unit, where they learn about different animals and their life cycles. During this unit, they also learn about being compassionate and caring toward animals.

I am requesting an egg incubator, chick life cycles models, chick care items and read aloud books, so my students can have a hands-on introduction to chickens.

First, my students will learn about the life cycle of a chick and how to care for chicks by listening to me read the books that I have requested. My students will use the awesome chick life cycle models to learn how a chick developes inside an egg. Then, they will learn more about chicks and their life cycles by hatching chicks in the incubator that I have requested. Finally, the students will learn to care for the chicks by creating a safe place for the chicks, using a box, wood shavings, chicken feed and the feeder, waterer and heat lamp that I have requested. The students will be able to carefully interact with the chicks. After the chicks have been in our classroom for a few days, they will be taken to one of my coworker's aunt, who has a family farm.

Thank you for taking the time to read my project idea! I really appreciate it.

Mrs. Gonzalez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homaker Egg Incubator, 9-16 Eggs Digital Fully Automatic Household Micao Mini Incubator for Chicken Eggs, Poultry Hatcher for Chickens Ducks Goose Birds,Ivory • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Amazon Business $25.39 1 $25.39
Kaytee Chicken/Chick Starter Kit • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Hatching Chicks in Room 6 • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector up to 150 Watt E26 (no Bulb Included) 6 Feet 18/2 SPT-2 Cord UL Listed • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$155.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.21

Total project goal

$221.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.38

2 Donors

-$73.79

Donations toward project cost

-$62.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.07

match offer

-$147.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.14

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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