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Ms. VanDorp from New Hope MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Science and Literacy to LIFE in Kinder!

My students need the supplies necessary to create a safe and comfortable habitat for their pet hermit crabs.

  • $251 goal

This project expired on June 11, 2018.

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My Students

We are a classroom of 23 curious kindergartners at a Spanish Immersion school. We love learning all about the world around us! Most of us came into kindergarten knowing very little to no Spanish, and after only 6 short months we are able to understand, speak, write, and learn in Spanish all day long.

We are classroom full of imagination and creativity and love every opportunity to learn about new people, places, and things in our world!

I am always looking for ways to provide my students with experiences that help them connect to the real world and become kind and caring global citizens.

My Project

Kindergarten Spanish Immersion students in Srta. VanDorp's class are learning about animals, their habitats, the foods they eat, and their life cycles. We hope to bring this learning to LIFE in our classroom with our very own class pet hermit crabs.

Our pet hermit crabs will help us learn about the responsibilities of pet care, give us opportunities to observe them living in their habitat, offer various writing opportunities integrating our science, math, and language standards, and give us infinite real life connections that books and other media can't provide us alone.

We are excited to learn all about what our hermit crabs need to grow and thrive. We want to provide them with a safe and comfortable habitat in our classroom! We already know that hermit crabs need a warm, tropical climate with sand, and other special substrate called coconut fiber to hold in humidity. We have requested a heating pad to help keep our "hermies" warm, plenty of hermit crab food, and terrarium decor like drift wood, coconut shell huts, and moss and other plants to help our crabs feel at home.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Natural Hermit Crab Food by Eco Animal Pet Products - Wholesome Mix of Fish, Ocean Plants, Fruit, Bugs, and Nuts - 30 servings • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Small • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Natural SunGrow Connectable Coco Tunnel Hut for Spiders and Hermit crabs (3 pc): Large Comfortable space for Lizards : Organic Non-Toxic Hideout: Beautify Terrariums, Reptile tanks and Aquariums • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Nature's Ocean No.0 Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Live Sand for Aquarium, 10-Pound, Natural White • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
NApremium Natural Cholla Wood | 6 Pieces of 3" Long Natural Cholla Wood for Aquarium Decoration, Hermit Crabs, Shrimp • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Zoo Med Hermit Soil Coconut Fiber Brick 600g • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate & Phosphate-Free • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Exo Terra Turtle Grass Plant • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Zoo Med All Natural Reptile Terrarium Moss Substrate (2 Pack of 10 Gallons) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Flukers Hermit Crab Growth Shells, Small, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
Flukers Lagoon/Bowl for Hermit Crabs • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Instant Ocean Marine Conditioner for Aquarium Water Mainenance • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flukers Hermit Crab Growth Shells, Medium, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fluker's Corner Rock Dish / Bowl for Hermit Crabs Small • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Exo Terra Thermometer, Celsius and Fahrenheit • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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