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.

 
See this teacher's page

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

Spring Chickens!

My students need an incubator so they can experience the Life Cycle first-hand.

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have two beautiful classes of English-language learners in a lower-performing district on the Central Coast of California. Our community is largely agricultural and immigrant. We are hoping to find funding for an incubator, eggs, and feed for our eventual-chicks so that we can introduce our kindergarteners to the life cycle in a fun and creative way.

My Project

Our incubator project would meet the California Common Core Standards by, 1) providing students with hands-on experience that would help them to identify stories about animals and attributes associated with them, and 2) would afford students an exciting opportunity to experience the major structures of common animals.

Many of us remember incubating and watching chicks hatch in kindergarten, and, for most, it was one of the fondest memories of our elementary education.

Our students deserve these same experiences today, but we cannot afford them without your help. Our district does not have the resources to provide any more than the bare necessities, especially when it comes to STEM and science-based learning.

With your contributions, we can introduce an incubator into our classroom to give our students a memorable hands-on experience detailing the life cycle.

This project would benefit not only my own students but also my partner teacher's, meaning nearly 50 children would have an opportunity to experience this exciting introduction to the science of the Life Cycle! Thank you in advance for any contributions!

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

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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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 Mrs. Palmer is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
R-Com Mini Digital Incubator • Carolina Biological Supply Company $233.95 1 $233.95

Materials cost

$233.95

Vendor shipping charges

$23.40

State sales tax

$21.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.11

Total project goal

$367.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.38

2 Donors

-$357.07

Donations toward project cost

-$312.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.31

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":"Watsonville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5138798],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3053884,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/spring-chickens/3053884/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":48,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Palmer","authorIds":{"5138798":{"owner":"Mrs. Palmer","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3053884],"proposalHash":"-991514468","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5138798_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1517171027452","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21135459,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTEzODc5OA==","MjgzODk3Nw=="],"teacherId":5138798,"schoolCounty":"Santa Cruz","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}