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Mrs. Alkire from Indianapolis IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquatic Friends in the Classroom!

Help me give my students live aquatic dwarf frogs and fish to study!

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Montessori school in the inner city. My kids range from the age of 4 to age 6. One of the many great things about Montessori is that my students stay with me for two consecutive years.

My kids are independent hard workers.

They are taught at a very early age how to manage their own work and get things done independently. I love that I get the chance to work with each student individually every day while others are working by themselves or helping other children.

My Project

It is time that my students have the opportunity to have live animals in the classroom. Dwarf frogs and Beta fish will be a great attraction to our cultural area of our classroom. We study amphibians and other animals each year and adding the live animals will just make the area come to life!

These live animals will bring so much enjoyment to our room!

My students will be able to not only observe them daily, but the animals will give us a chance to learn more specifically about and care for these two beautiful animals on a daily basis.

Mrs. Alkire
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Betta House • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.85 1 $36.85
Brine Shrimp Flakes (1.09 oz; 30 g) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 3 $29.01
Aquatic Buddies Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.77 1 $26.77
Betta Micro Floating Pellets, 0.12 oz • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.04 4 $20.16
Bettamatic • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.71 1 $19.71
AquaSafe Water Conditioner, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.30 1 $10.30
Frog and Tadpole Bites • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.33 3 $9.99
Betta Ceramic Log • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.88 1 $6.88
Betta Exercise Mirror • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.70 1 $6.70
Net, Collecting, Fine Mesh • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.91 1 $3.91
Betta Bed Leaf Hammock • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.55 1 $3.55
Betta Plant Bamboo • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.33 1 $3.33

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