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Ms. Carroll from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Home for Our Turtle Friends

My students need a turtle tank and other supplies to care for their class pet.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a K-8 Title I school located in the heart of Harlem. Our vibrant neighborhood is filled with a rich history. At our school, most students receive free or reduced rate lunch. Although not rich in resources, my first graders are the most amazing, passionate, curious thinkers, builders, and explorers. They are learning and growing every day. They enjoy coming to school, love all subjects, and have a desire to learn. They motivate me and enrich my passion for teaching. In an effort to close the achievement gap, I would like to provide my students with the resources to enhance learning opportunities.

My Project

These materials will assist students by ensuring they have the necessary materials to care for our class pets. Students will learn and model daily how to tend to turtles, and even become experts as they learn information. These materials will ensure we have a suitable environment to ensure our class pets are healthy and comfortable.

These materials will aid students in showing responsibility, compassion, and respect.

Each day a student will ensure the turtles are fed the Reptomin food. They will also make sure the heating lamp is turned on in the morning and turned off at the end of the day so the turtles are able to get the necessary warmth needed. Also, students will also assist in changing the Carbon Filter Cartridges and the cleaning of the 10 gallon tank. In addition, students will also practice handling the turtles with gentle hands.

Ms. Carroll
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zilla Aqueon Basic Kit Aquarium, 10 Gallon • Amazon Business $62.19 1 $62.19
LaBrinx Designs Hanging Turtle Ramp Platform Shelf (Hanging) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Hoke Flexible Clamp Lamp Fixture for Reptiles. Terrarium Habitat Lighting & Heat Lamp Holder Stand • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Tetra Whisper Replacement Carbon Filter Cartridges Small, 6 ct • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Tetra 29253 ReptoMin Select-a-Food, 1.55-Ounce, 250-ml • Amazon Business $2.22 2 $4.44

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