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South Mountain Elementary Class of the Week

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WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Mr. Miller's 5th grade class at South Mountain Elementary School in Wausau is looking out for wildlife.

They are making birdhouses, and donating the proceeds to benefit wildlife affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year.

Students show their dedication to the cause by spending time on the project outside of school.

5th grader Emelia Edmondson says "Well, usually four people would start on bird houses and every Tuesday and Thursday night, people would go over inside our classroom and build three a day."

When students finish with the construction, they also add some decoration and sell the bird houses for 20 dollars a piece.

5th grader Alison Ermeling says they needed a lot of help to make this project a reality.

Several of the students' parents stepped up to the plate by donating needed materials.

The students have sold six birdhouses so far, and if they want to reach their goal of making $1,000, they have 44 more to go.

If you are interested in buying a birdhouse, students sell them for 30 minutes after school daily.

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