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Ms. Kelly from Pasadena CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Chickens Are Coming... Again!

Help me give my students the resources we need to raise our hatching chicks, including a coop and fencing for a safe outdoor experience.

  • $318 goal

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My Students

My students attend an International Baccalaureate Elementary School that receives Title I funds. Almost one-third of our students are English-language learners, and two thirds receive a free or reduced lunch. The opportunities for my students to travel outside their community are very limited.

My students are curious about the world around them, and love to ask questions and make observations.

You are as likely to find us outside in the garden or rolling marbles across the auditorium carpet as you are to find us in the classroom. I challenge my students to think creatively, to reflect on their observations, and to share their ideas with their classmates. Together we do hands-on science learning. It can be messy and busy, but it is always fun!

My Project

Willard Elementary students learn about life cycles, about the needs of living things, and about the interactions between animals and their environment. They will understand these things so much more with living examples that they help to raise.

We need materials to create a safe indoor space for hatching chicks, as well as a coop and fencing to create a safe outdoor space in which they can thrive.

Bedding keeps the chicks comfortable for the time they are inside. Specially formulated chick food will keep them healthy and help prevent disease. A coop will be built in the Kindergarten yard with fencing around it to give the chicks a safe space, and will allow our chicks to stay with us for a longer time. Fencing will be used both in the Kindergarten yard and in the second grade garden to give the chicks a safe place to explore and grow, while being observed by our curious students. We do not expect any "aromas", but if they arise the odor neutralizer can be used in the outdoor spaces to keep the coop area pleasant for both chickens and students.

Students will observe the newly hatched chicks and will record their observations. They will make measurements of how much food they eat, and how that changes over time. They will consider the special needs of newly-hatched chicks versus older chicks. They will also be learning responsibility by taking care of the needs of animals.

Ms. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LINLUX 62" Large Outdoor Wooden Chicken Coop, Garden Backyard Bunny Hen House Small Animal Cage with Hutch Wire Fence, Ventilation Door, Removable Tray • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
YARDGARD 308495B Fence, 150 Foot, Silver • Amazon Business $37.80 1 $37.80
Manna Pro Medicated Chick Starter, 25 lb • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Standlee Hay Company Flock Fresh Premium Poultry Bedding, 25lb • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Manna Pro Coop 'N Compost Odor Neutralizer • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86

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