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  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kilgore
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Create Life Experiences

My students need a Leopard Gecko Habitat Kit and 2 Leopard Geckos to observe living organisms.

My Students

Students can't learn new things without having experiences to tie the new information back to.

My students attend a high-poverty school in a large Texas metroplex.

They are almost entirely from single-parent homes and live in large apartment complexes. Most of the parents work several jobs and the students are left at home alone frequently. These challenges keep my students from building the life experiences that many students come to school already possessing.

My Project

I am requesting experiences for my students. They haven't had the option of observing animal life-cycles, and by having a pet in the classroom, they will be able to watch and participate in the lives of another being. They will also be given the chance to help maintain the habitat, instilling a sense of responsibility.

These lizards will not only give my students specific memories, but they will also help foster a sense of curiosity and wonderment in them early in their academic careers.

This curiosity will follow them throughout their lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Leopard Gecko Habitat Kit with 10-Gal Tank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $88.11 1 $88.11
Leopard Gecko, - NeedByDate: 10/31/2013 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $35.86 2 $71.72

Materials cost

$159.83

Vendor shipping charges

$15.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.74

Total project goal

$244.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.95

3 Donors

-$94.00

Donations toward project cost

-$93.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.72

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.51

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 4 other donors.

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