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.

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

Ms. O. from Bronx NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Safari Arrives in First Grade

Help me give my students a 45 minute "Animals Alive" program conducted by the Alley Pond Environmental Center to visit our very own classroom.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the heart of New York City and we have over 1400 students. All of the students in our school are eligible for free lunch. Our families are working hard to make ends meet and very often do not have the resources to purchase educational materials for their children. That is one reason I try so hard to have it available to the children at school. I love teaching first grade, the children are all so enthusiastic, curious, and above all, loving. My students have different abilities and all of the children in my care have an individual educational plan. They become excited with each new activity and are always ready to try new things. The enthusiasm little children have is contagious. I feel this enthusiasm when I am in the classroom.

My Project

Children in the Big Apple do not always get the chance to see nature up close. Children must be made aware of the interdependence on the planet of all species. The problem is my first graders do not always get the opportunity to experience nature. I want to give them this opportunity. I have been noticing that many students who are coming to city schools do not have a lot of prior knowledge when it comes to nature. My goal is to reveal to them the basic laws of nature and the risks to our planet posed by mankind. My other goal is to keep the children engaged and interested in learning. If I can keep the children engaged, I believe I will keep their interest which will lead to a strong foundation in early childhood science.

I am requesting a visit from the Alley Pond Environmental Center that will make nature come alive.

Through this experience, we will learn about different animals. My students will see nature come to life before their eyes. Children learn best through experiences that are integrated and multi-sensory. They will learn so much from animal habitats to the importance of preserving their planet. This experience will certainly enrich our program. Please help us to explore science right here in our classroom. This would be an experience the children would never forget. The seeds of scientific intrigue must be planted early so that students can encounter the laws of nature. This interactive experience would enrich my teaching and give the students experiences that go considerably beyond the picture, pencil and paper activities. I try to make my classroom a constructionist one with an emphasis on understanding by doing things hands-on. A strong science program in the early grades can lay the foundation for a lifetime.

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

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 Ms. O. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Alley Pond Environmental Center $200.00

Visitor cost

$200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.12

Total project goal

$274.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.12

2 Donors

-$274.12

Donations toward project cost

-$233.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.12

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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5013695],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3796680,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-safari-arrives-in-first-grade/3796680/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":12,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. O.","authorIds":{"5013695":{"owner":"Ms. O.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3796680],"proposalHash":"-1085079529","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5013695_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1512471315483","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21048581,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE0NDAzNw==","MjI4NDA0"],"teacherId":5013695,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}