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Ms. Wallace from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Adventures of Our Chickens!

My students need a space to raise their chickens, after they have been hatched in Science!

  • $920 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students and families speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali and Chinese. Since 45% of our students are English Language Learners, we have a rich academic program to meet their language needs. Our newcomer program serves up to forty students in our community who have moved here in the last year and speak little English. We also have a rich African American student population that thrives at our school.

Our students reflect the neighborhood's diverse immigrant and minority populations.

Throughout the year, we have cultural celebrations to celebrate the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of our diverse student population. While 96% of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, we are rich in so many ways.

My Project

Our 6th grade team of Science teachers have an amazing opportunity for their students - hatching and raising chickens! During their unit, they learn all about the process of hatching a chicken, then hatch chickens as a class and then we get to keep the chickens! This is an experience not many of our city kids get to experience.

Having chickens at our school allows are students to learn about the life cycle of a chicken, but it also allows them to learn how to care for an animal and give it the best life!

The current handmade coop we have now allows the chickens to escape, which means they could hurt themselves. A new chicken coop would allow them to live a safe life, but also have students interact with their care. They are so excited to try the eggs that the chickens will lay once they have a new nesting area!

We are creating a whole new garden space for them in a secure space at our school through a project based learning assignment (which they will also be creating a children’s story about!). They will have plenty have sunshine and a fenced in area where they can peck at the dirt and bugs till their hearts are content!

Thank you for supporting our students (and our chickens!).

Ms. Wallace
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Summerhawk Ranch Victorian Teak XL Chicken Coop • Tractor Supply Company $432.99 1 $432.99
Bwogue 100g/3.5oz Natural Grass Nesting Pads for Chicken Hens Birds Nest Bedding • Amazon Business $11.99 8 $95.92
Harris Farms Plastic Hanging Poultry Feeder, 7 Pound • Amazon Business $13.74 4 $54.96
Harris Farms Galvanized Double Wall Poultry Drinker, 2 Gallon • Amazon Business $25.60 2 $51.20

Materials cost

$635.07

Vendor shipping charges

$49.00

State sales tax

$58.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$781.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.95

Total project goal

$919.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$919.66

1 Donor

-$613.11

Donations toward project cost

-$521.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.97

match offer

-$306.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$260.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.98

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$0.00

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