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Dr. Christy Evans from Alcoa TN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Animals Nobody Wants to Hug

Help me give my students a hands-on learning center where they can investigate and observe animals nobody wants to hug.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The heart of my classroom is my students. Every day I have the privilege of sneaking a peek into the future by working with future doctors, lawyers, presidents, artists, chefs, and homemakers. I get to work with tomorrows' legends on the baseball, soccer, and football fields, too!

My incredibly talented and smart students are in grades PreK-2, speak several languages, and represent the diversity in our country.

They speak English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, German, and Chinese. I get to work with students needing literacy intervention and enrichment.

I see students in 45 minute or one hour groups during the pull-out intervention and enrichment blocks for RTI (Response-to-Intervention) and ESL classes. I am the new school librarian and sponsor several of my school's​ clubs for my students, such as Drama, Running, and Random Acts of Kindness clubs. They love learning to read, engaging in STEM activities, and showing their creativity like many of the famous artists we study. More time spent engaged with enjoyable literacy tasks that are matched to their individual learning needs is key to their academic success.

My Project

My students deserve authentic hands-on learning experiences that allow them to investigate and observe animals up close.

The materials in this project will give students the opportunity to observe a live tarantula in the science center of our library and learn all about the life cycle of ladybugs as they watch them grow.

All students in our school will have the opportunity to learn more about animals that nobody gets to hug but that provide wonderful resources for the world around them. In this unit, all K-2 students will learn how to fairly form their opinions and showcase this learning through opinion writing pieces about topics they choose, such as why tarantulas are loveable.

Dr. Christy Evans
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ladybugs in the Classroom Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $67.45 1 $67.45
Tarantula, Curly Hair, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.09 1 $36.09

Materials cost

$103.54

Vendor shipping charges

$10.35

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.67

Total project goal

$171.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$171.11

2 Donors

-$98.06

Donations toward project cost

-$83.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.71

match offer

-$73.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.96

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$0.00

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