You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Gowdy from Dallas TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crazy Classroom Crabitat

My students need an aquarium habitat for a terrestrial animal to learn about inherited traits, learned behaviors, and to compare animals to themselves.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ewe! Yuck! Gross! This is what I often hear when I introduce my students to new things. I would like to foster an environment that will introduce students to the unknown in a nurturing environment.

100% of our students are an ethnic minority and qualify for free lunch.

Most have never been exposed to living things other than dogs. The students range in age from 6 to 13. Very few actually have a solid foundation in life science. As a school, we are working to ensure that our students are well rounded.

My Project

I have requested an aquarium habitat for a terrestrial animal so my students can learn about inherited traits, learned behaviors, and to compare animals to themselves. My students will begin to understand more and fear less the unknown. By starting with a creature such as the hermit crab, students will want to learn more. The hermit crab has eyes and legs just like they do. We will begin with the familiar and venture out into the unknown.

This project is important because it will expand my students' knowledge of the world around them.

I hope to groom a cadre of students who are equipped to explore the world all around them and beyond.

Read More
Ms. Gowdy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Gowdy is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Freshwater Aquarium Complete Kit, Basic • Carolina Biological Supply Company $156.75 1 $156.75

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Dallas","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1494761],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":816316,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":999,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Gowdy","authorIds":{"1494761":{"owner":"Ms. Gowdy","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[816316],"proposalHash":"-1968930193","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":243402,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTUyODI4MA==","MTUwNDQ1Mw==","NDQ3OTQx"],"teacherId":1494761,"schoolCounty":"Dallas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}