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Mr. F. from Compton CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Terrarium for Life Learning

The cost of one (1) Science Habitat Center (from Delta Education) is $11, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $347 goal

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Having a terrarium in my classroom would serve several different purposes for my students. Learning about animals and their habitat is the topic for our first unit in our Open Court Reading Series. Having a terrarium would really allow my student to get hands on with a habitat that is rarely ever seen by students living in South Central Los Angeles. The terrarium would also give my students a new and rare form of responsibility. Some of the students in my classroom have pets but take little responsibility in caring for them. This terrarium would allow them the chance to take ownership over a living thing(s) and live and grow with it. They will also be given the chance to emotionally experience what it feels like to take care of something. A terrarium also sets up the chance to discuss the life cycle. With the inclusion of tadpoles, the students will be able to see life progress through its stages until full maturity. The opportunities seem endless with such an item! I teach first grade in Compton, CA. I would love to have a large terrarium with some of the basic accessories that go with getting it started. A heat lamp, wood chips, water dishes, and rocks would be a lovely start! I have 17 kids who would love to have this responsibility!

Mr. F.
Grades PreK-2
  • Caldwell Elementary School
  • Compton, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
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Materials cost

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FREE

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Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$283.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.33

Total project goal

$346.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$346.26

2 Donors

-$332.14

Donations toward project cost

-$284.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.81

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$0.00

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