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Mrs. Vesely from Greensburg PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Chinchillas

Help me give my students a cage to display my classroom pets, Madeleine and Marionette, the chinchillas.

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title I elementary school in Western Pennsylvania. There are about 600 students in my school. I teach Title I reading, which means I work with the students who are struggling readers. My Title I reading groups work on developing vocabulary, comprehension (understanding what is read), and fluency (how fast and accurate).

This year I have introduced classroom pets to my students.

The children I work with are very dedicated and I love seeing them develop a love of reading.

My Project

This year I added classroom pets for my students. I need a larger cage to accommodate the chinchillas and provide them with ample room for living. They also need a hideaway house for sleeping.

The addition of a classroom pet is beneficial in many ways.

Having to take care of a pet builds a sense of responsibility in children. Children can develop empathy by caring for a pet, including an increased awareness of the needs and feelings of others. A classroom pet provides a crucial bond to the natural world that enhances your students' health and well-being. Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom. The students can also read to the chinchillas and practice what they have been learning in school.

Mrs. Vesely
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prevue Pet Products Frisky Ferret Habitat • Pet Smart $97.00 1 $97.00
Oxbow Timothy Club Small Animal Timothy Tunnel • Pet Smart $9.59 1 $9.59

Materials cost

$106.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$138.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.39

Total project goal

$162.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.58

4 Donors

-$162.58

Donations toward project cost

-$138.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.39

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$0.00

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