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Ms. Hudson from Lexington KY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Aquatics

My students need A 1 gallon aquarium, test strips, gravel, and a start up pack for your growing fish.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of students in low income/single-parent family homes, I work with students who are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. The students in my classroom have a range of different abilities.

Living in low income/single-parent family homes may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may deprive them of life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Having a classroom pet encourages empathy, compassion, respect, and responsibility for another life. By having pets in the classroom students learn these skills and can then apply them to their daily lives.

I am requesting a fish tank and the necessary supplies to take care of our growing fish and so that we are able to bring new fish into the classroom.

By having a classroom pet, students are learning socio-emotional and leadership skills, and academic skills. We will also use this opportunity for hands on science lessons about life cycles and animal habitats. This allows them to be intrinsically motivated about what they are learning.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AQUARIUM 1 GAL WITH 3D CORAL BKGR BLACK • Frey Scientific $20.60 2 $41.20
Aquarium Test Strips • Nasco $10.95 3 $32.85
Rainbow-Colored Aquarium Gravel • Nasco $5.50 3 $16.50
Aquarium Start-Up Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.62 1 $5.62
Thermometer, LCD, Sticks on Outside of Aquarium Tank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.17 1 $5.17
Start Right Liquid • Nasco $3.35 1 $3.35
CHLORINE REMOVER WATER COND 2 OZ • Frey Scientific $3.05 1 $3.05
Nylon Fish Net - 6 • Nasco $2.95 1 $2.95
Nylon Fish Net - 3 • Nasco $2.35 1 $2.35

Materials cost

$113.04

Vendor shipping charges

$12.19

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.69

Total project goal

$184.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.62

2 Donors

-$87.90

Donations toward project cost

-$82.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.68

match offer

-$87.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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