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Mrs. Vausha from Rockford IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Care of Animals in Montessori

Help me give my students a chance to observe an have a hand in caring for our class pets.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have such great interest in the environment around them. Wit being at a Montessori school we spend a lot of time learning about care of self, care of environment, and care of the world.

The students love to learn about different animals and their habitats.

My students have great interest care of animals and care of their environment. We are currently learning about fish and coming up next is nocturnal animals. They are so excited to learn more about our chinchillas who are our class pets!

My Project

With learning so much how to care for their environment and for the world the students would benefit greatly from the chinchillas being in a cage that is easily accessible to to them to see in and handle at all times.

This new cage will help the children be able to observe the chinchillas when they are in their cage.

The students will also be able to have a hand in care of the animals by doing things such as placing the chinchilla bath inside the cage, giving fresh water, and filling their dish with food. With this new cage the chinchillas will be in an open cage leading to greater opportunities to observe and discuss our class pets.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 162) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/ Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36"L x 24"W x 63"H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99

Materials cost

$249.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.07

Total project goal

$333.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.81

4 Donors

-$110.09

Donations toward project cost

-$96.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.51

match offer

-$220.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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