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Mrs. McNerney from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Chicks Are Hatching Soon

My students need books to learn about the life cycle of chicks, the seasons, and the holidays.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children who love learning." As I enter my 20th year of teaching, I continue to follow this mantra in my classroom. I teach 28 wonderful students who come from poverty. My students are from varying ethnic backgrounds. Most of them come from homes that are struggling financially.

My students are extremely motivated, and they are genuinely respectful of each other.

They are lovers of learning, and I am truly grateful to be their teacher this year. They come to school with smiles on their faces, and they are eager to learn. We need new books to use in our literacy centers.

My Project

The students and I need books on science concepts, such as life cycles, seasons, and various holidays. Every year in the spring, my students and I like to incubate eggs and watch them transform into chicks 21 days later. We need resources to learn more about this process. These books will teach them about the life cycle of the chicks. They will provide the students detailed pictures and facts about the life cycle of the chicks. These books would be a great addition to our awesome class project on chicks.

Reading about chicks and watching our eggs turn into actual chicks is such an awesome experience for the students.

These books will greatly enhance the students' learning about the life cycle of a chick.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time for Spring • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ZigZag: What's in That Egg?: A Book about Life Cycles • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
When Spring Comes • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Easter Bunny's Assistant • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
I Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for Kids • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Life Cycle of a Chicken (Watch Them Grow!) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Presidents' Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Egg to Chicken (Lifecycles) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Story of the Easter Bunny • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story (Bear and Mole Stories) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Littlest Elf • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Katie the Candy Cane Fairy • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Golden Look-Look Book) • Amazon Business $3.48 1 $3.48
Johnny Appleseed: My Story (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $3.06 1 $3.06
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever • Amazon Business $2.91 1 $2.91
The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
The Littlest Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74
The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $1.78 1 $1.78

Materials cost

$186.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.78

Total project goal

$258.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.56

4 Donors

-$258.56

Donations toward project cost

-$219.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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