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Ms. McCall from Phoenix AZ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Attend Class to See the Anoles!

Help me give my students classroom pets in the form of anoles, as well as all the equipment needed to take care of them.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a high school, I have the unique opportunity to teach students who are just starting to look towards their own future. To me, this means it is the perfect time to truly introduce the students to the world around them as well as show them career opportunities.

My students are almost, but not quite, adults.

They desperately want to be treated like adults, and many of them act like it, as they have grown up in difficult situations but they are still teenagers. Some of my daily joy is getting them to put aside their home burdens aside so they can focus on growing as a person, and maybe giggle along the way.

My class is filled with brilliant minds who are at a disadvantage for the technology-focused future they have all chosen. I love showing them all the opportunities that exist for them and giving them hope to pursue what they would like.

My Project

Even in high school, classroom pets can be a great addition to students' learning. They can give great examples of behavior, be used as a positive reinforcement when the students are doing well and just add some brightness to students' day.

Having anoles in the classroom means my students are more likely to come to my class, and thereby school in general.

My students come from many walks of life, but many of them are rough. But having a classroom pet, especially something unusual and interesting gives them something to look forward to every day. The anoles also give my students' something to be responsible for, which is good for any student.

Classroom pets mean increased attendance and attention, which any school needs. And schools like mine need it even more.

Ms. McCall
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Small Lizard Habitat (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $116.95 1 $116.95

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