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Mrs. Alkire from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Pets

Help me give my students live aquatic animals in the classroom. We would love a betta fish and dwarf frogs for our class pets!

  • $209 goal

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My Students

Our school is a unique public Montessori magnet school in a large high needs urban school district. My school is dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating, and peaceful environment for our scholars. We are a Title I school in which all of our scholars receive free-reduced lunches.

My kids are independent hard workers.

My kids range from the age of 4 to age 6 and stay with me for two consecutive years. They are taught at a very early age how to manage their own work and get things done independently. I love that I get the chance to work with each student individually every day while others are working by themselves or helping other children.

My Project

It is time that my students have the opportunity to have live animals in the classroom. Dwarf frogs and Beta fish will be a great attraction to our cultural area of our classroom. We study amphibians and other animals each year and adding the live animals will just make the area come to life!

These live animals will bring so much enjoyment to our room!

My students will be able to not only observe them daily, but the animals will give us a chance to learn more specifically about and care for these two beautiful animals on a daily basis.

Mrs. Alkire
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 23 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aqueon LED Minibow Aquarium Starter Kits with LED Lighting, 1 Gallon, Black • Amazon Business $22.39 2 $44.78
Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Small, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $11.74 3 $35.22
Dwarf Aquarium Frog, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.55 1 $17.55
Male Betta splendens, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.15 1 $12.15
biOrb Easy Plant Pack, Small • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Luffy Nano Betta Balls, 0.4-inches, Live Round-Shaped Marimo Plant, Toys for Betta Fish, Hiding, Rolling, Nibbling, Cleans Aquarium Water & Adds Aesthetic Value to Betta Bowls and Jars, 6-Pieces • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Tetra BettaSafe Water Conditioner, 1.69-Ounce, 50-Ml (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $2.66 3 $7.98
GloFish Aquarium Environment Gravel, White Frost, 5-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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