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Mrs. Brandt from Fishers IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What’s Living Outside Our Window?

Help me give my students materials to create a habitat for birds and small animals outside our classroom window. The bird feeder and house that attach to the window will provide a look into the life of birds!

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to explore, create, inquire, and think outside-the-box! They love to build, learn new games, and play outside. They even build during outdoor recess with our wood boards and pieces.

These first graders love to collaborate, whether on a new math game, a good book, or a new idea they are exploring!

Exploration is a big part of our path to learning as we engage in reading, writing, math and learning about our world!

The world is full of wonder and my students are ready to explore and discover the world around them and afar.

My Project

While reading about animals in winter, our class decided to create a place for birds and squirrels outside our classroom window. These students would like to learn more about the life of birds and squirrels and to provide them food, water, and shelter during these winter months. This project will expand their understanding of birds and their life cycle and excite their passion for science and learning!

The bird feeder and bird house that attaches to the outside of our window will give us an up-close view of a bird's life.

Students will develop responsibility as they make sure the habitat has food and water every day.

They also want to build additional feeders and even a squirrel maze, to further their investigation of wildlife in our school yard. This hands-on learning will provide students with life-long lessons and information about wildlife.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ashman Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22" Wide x 92" Tall (82" Above Ground Height), A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit and Bird Bath for Attracting Wild Birds • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Bird Choice Hopper Feeder Kit-Unassembled • Amazon Business $27.60 1 $27.60
Nature Gear Window Bird Feeder - Refillable Sliding Tray - Weather Proof - Snow and Squirrel Resistant - Drains Rain Water - See Songbirds from Home! • Amazon Business $26.90 1 $26.90
Coveside Birds - HousingWindow Nest Box • Amazon Business $25.67 1 $25.67
Wagner's 62004 Eastern Regional Blend, 20-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
American Garden Works KK-100 6.5Lb Corn On The Cob • Amazon Business $8.58 2 $17.16
Perky-Pet Mason Jar Wild Bird Waterer 783, Blue • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Wildlife Sciences High Energy Suet 10 Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America, Second Edition • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
5/8" Tiny Gold Metal Liberty Jingle Bells for Crafts and Favor Decorating - 72 Total (2 Packages of 36) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$199.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.01

Total project goal

$273.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$273.41

8 Donors

-$244.00

Donations toward project cost

-$207.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.60

match offer

-$29.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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