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Mrs. Garrett from Elgin OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Environment of Learning

My students need a terrarium and hermit crabs so we can learn about different ecosystems in our classroom.

  • $618 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are challenged with learning about habitats and ecosystems through textbooks. I want to make my classroom a place where there are different habitats in the classroom for them to see, touch, hear, and all around experience.

I teach in a rural community school in Oklahoma with bright and ambitious students.

Our strength is our community support and our motivation for success. I am proud to be a part of our growing military school and always challenged to lead a classroom with students coming and going in the middle of a school year.

My Project

Having a terrarium will enhance the environmental science in my class because it will allow me to get hermit crabs so the students can watch the interaction of a real habitat. The students will be able to see how hermit crabs live, eat, and survive in a very different ecosystem. My goal is to provide the students with a variety of hands-on ecosystems such as a frog, fish, and hermit crab habitat so the students can compare the environments and interact within each one.

You can help me teach the students about our world in a way textbooks can not do.

I need your support so I can effectively reach my students today and for years to come. By having a terrarium in my class, I will be able to bring the outside environment into our classroom. Learning will be enhanced from it everyday.

Mrs. Garrett
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Terrarium - 24X14X21" • Sargent-Welch $431.10 1 $431.10
Land Hermit Crab, Living, Pack 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.20 1 $14.20

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