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Ms. M. from Toledo OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ChinChillin' in the STEM Lab!

My students need books about chinchillas and the supplies to adopt a pet for our classroom (timothy hay, pellets, lava ledge, fleece, and more).

  • $237 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2018.

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My Students

My students have unlimited curiosity and imagination, and are always working to learn social skills as well as academic skills. Social emotional learning is key, and having a classroom pet to love and nurture will help to gain empathy and learn to be calm and care for living things.

My school acts as a "hub" and provides needed resources to the community through a partnership with the YMCA.

I am the Science Support teacher in a newly created STEM lab. I am working with students to learn with Project-Based Inquiry Science. I am lucky enough to see every student in my building, and I love what I do. This project will allow me to adopt a chinchilla and have the needed supplies to care for it properly in the classroom. I have a cage that I purchased, and need some more things prior to adopting and bringing our new classroom friend to school.

My Project

The crested geckos and yellow-belly slider I have in my STEM lab are favorites of my students. We learn to care for them, study habitats and ecosystems of these animals, and they help us learn compassion for living things.

Adopting a chinchilla would allow my students to learn small animal care for a mammal, and have a friend to read to, talk to, and just look forward to coming to school to see.

I have purchased a cage and some accessories already, and have a contact at a local career tech school to adopt the chinchilla from. Will you help me get the rest of the needed supplies so I can make this dream a reality?

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oxbow Animal Health Chinchilla Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 10-Pound • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
ADORE 12" Gizmo the Chinchilla Plush Stuffed Animal Toy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fantastic Facts About Chinchillas: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Chinchillas For Kids - Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kaytee Super Sleeper Cuddle-E-Cup • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Chinchilla Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
200 Gram Organic Apple Sticks Pet Snacks Bonus for Chinchilla Squirrel Guinea Pigs Hamster Parrot Bird Rabbit and Other Small Animals Chew Toys and Food by MUPIAN(About 30-50 Sticks) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kaytee Chinchilla Hut Hideout • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oxbow Animal Health Western Timothy Hay for Pets, 15-Ounce • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Jocestyle Cat Guinea-pig Chinchilla Rabbits Ferret Hanging Hammock Position Cashmere Owl Printed Small Animal Bed Pad Mat (L) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Chinchilla Coloring Book For Adults: A Stress Relief Adult Coloring Book Containing 30 Pattern Coloring Pages (Animals) (Volume 13) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Vitakraft Chinchilla Drops with Dandelion Treat, 5.3 Ounce Pouch • Amazon Business $2.59 3 $7.77
Oxbow POOF! Chinchilla Dust • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Kaytee Chinchilla Chiller Granite Stone • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Kaytee Ceramic Critter Bath • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Kaytee Lava Ledge (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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