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Mrs. Boney from Columbia SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Better Classroom Community with Betta Fish

Help me give my students a sense of community and authentic learning with a class pet Beta Fish.

  • $192 goal

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My Students

My students are expressive, creative and love to learn! They enjoy dramatic arts and love to draw. These students also love dance, drama, art, music and peer relationships. We are a community that helps each other in the classroom on a daily basis. This group of students love writing creative stories, hands-on math activities, science and reading great picture books. They love non-fiction literature and they also love animals. We are working on acquiring a class pet -- a BETTA FISH!

My Project

Building a classroom community is essential for these young second grade students. As a community member, students learn that their contributions make us stronger and our learning environment excellent. A common goal, like a class pet, can strengthen our bonds and give us common purpose. We can also develop our learning goals of citizenship, measurement, animal classification, changes over time, and force and motion. The aquarium items will be fascinating for my students to study. They will learn responsibility through feeding the fish, and maintaining the fishes diet during school breaks with the automatic feeder. The thermometer will teach the students about reading temperature. And studying the fishes anatomy through drawing and illustrations will excite these curious learners!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yuxier Aquarium decor Glowing Mushroom glowing Coral Ornament for Fish Tank (4 pieces) • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
Automatic Fish Feeder, Fish Feeder, Turtle Feeder, eBoTrade Vacation Weekend Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium & Fish Tank Batteries Included • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
KEDSUM 550GPH Submersible Pump(2500L/H,40W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
SLSON Aquarium Coral Rock Decoration Vivid Mountain Cave Environments Ornaments Fish Tank Resin Deorations • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Marina Betta Submersible Heater for Aquarium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
6 Nano Luffy Marimo Moss Balls – Unique Green Spherical Plants - Create Legendary Lush Landscape in Your Aquarium - Natural Habitat for Triops/Sea Monkeys - Perfect Décor - Thrive with Minimal Care • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
50 Mini Catappa Leaves - Best way to create Tropical rainforest environment for Betta & Gouramis - Beneficial Leaf tannin turns water black, lowers pH naturally - Boosts health and breeding chances • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Anti-stress Betta Net --- Routine Tank Maintenance made easy - Nylon net prevent pulling fish scales - Transparent net do not scare fish - Hook on handle tail calls for easy storage - Random Color • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Penn Plax Airline Tubing for Aquariums –Clear and Flexible Resists Kinking, 25 Feet Standard • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat, 0.28-Ounce, 100-Ml • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Marina Floating Thermometer with Suction Cup • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49

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