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Ms. Formel from Miami FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Chick Project - 2.0!

My students need a humidity pump, pine bedding, and a cage liner, to have a successful hatch with fewer eggs incubating!

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These students are an amazing group! They have grown together as collaborators over the past three quarters, cooperating to solve problems or teach each other an academic concept. They have built up those independence muscles, from using dictionaries to look up words to maintaining our classroom's supplies, appearance, and calendars.

If ever there was a class ready for project-based learning, it's this one!

The children demonstrate every day that they have the confidence and capability to tackle learning through a whole-group, multi-week, multidisciplinary project. They have taken all the baby steps. Now, they're ready to take on the big picture.

My Project

We are jumping into project-based learning for our final quarter together. The Chick Project, which involves incubating, hatching, and caring for chickens, will provide the students with an immersive learning experience. They will consume media about chickens. They will write about chickens. Chicken math, chicken science, and chicken social studies are coming to our class!

Raising chickens is an intense and engaging learning experience.

It also requires some investment. Past donors have funded the incubator, candler, and panels. This year, I would like to add a humidity control to increase the success rate of the hatch as I decrease the number of eggs we are incubating. 13 chicks in one classroom is too many!

The humidity control, panels, pebbles, and chicken wire are permanent materials. The pine shavings, cage liners, and chick feed are consumable materials. The veterinary care and long term home for the animals used in the project are a responsibility that I take on as the teacher.

Ms. Formel
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brinsea Products Optional Humidity Pump for Fully Automatic Humidity Control with The Octagon 20 Advance Egg Incubator • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Kaytee Pine Bedding, 3200 Cubic Inch • Amazon Business $9.46 4 $37.84
Prevue Hendryx Pet Products T3 Cage Liner, 21-1/2-Inch by 100-Feet • Amazon Business $24.76 1 $24.76
Manna Pro Medicated Chick Starter Crumbles, 5 Lb • Amazon Business $5.73 4 $22.92
2 inch Hexagonal Poultry Netting Galvanized Chicken Wire Mesh Fence 20gauge Large Frame with Chicken Netting Wire Rabbits Pets Dog Cat Vegetable Garden fencing Backyard Raised Flower Bed 36inchx50ft • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Brinsea Products Interlocking Panels to Form an Enclosure Around a Chick Brooder • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Natural Polished Mixed Color Stones Small, total weight approximately 5 pounds, average size 0.5" - 0.75" • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50

Materials cost

$286.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.52

Total project goal

$376.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.81

1 Donor

-$374.52

Donations toward project cost

-$320.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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