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Ms. Borer from Nampa ID is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creature Comforts

My students need supplies for our classroom pet rabbit to support their social and emotional growth.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

CES is located in Nampa, Idaho. Our school district is 100% Title I and we serve the highest percentage of economically disadvantaged students at over 90%.

Not only does the Nampa school district serve economically disadvantaged students, but we serve the highest percentage of families affected by homelessness in Idaho.

With that being said, we encourage active involvement in the community from our students, and families, and staff. Our school strives to maintain a positive environment where all students feel safe and valued. When all are all on board with this goal we can help students thrive as successful members of society and diminish the effects of homelessness on our students social, emotional, and academic growth.

My first graders can benefit from coming to a school where they are free to make choices that are conducive to their individual learning styles. They deserve the opportunity to learn how to cope and be mindful of their emotions and actions.

My Project

The students within my classroom come from a variety of backgrounds and face the challenge of overcoming the effects of trauma and homelessness. This summer I adopted a class pet bunny to bring into our classroom community. I have been working with her to socialize her and help her become a vital part of my students' social and emotional growth.

Small animals, including rabbits, can offer support with comfort, companionship, fine motor skills, responsibility, emotional/behavioral goals, and mindfulness as well.

I hope to have our pet become a part of our classroom family. Students will take responsibility of her daily care and learn valuable life lessons. Her daily care requires the items I have requested. She will be available in times of anxiety to support the needs of my students. We will be practicing mindfulness in our classroom to process our emotions and our pet's sweet and loving nature can provide a soothing effect during our practice.

While I have provided our rabbit a safe and loving home, I am requesting support with providing everything she needs to thrive in our classroom community. I will be transporting her to and from my home but need materials for her at school. I am requesting a hutch and play pen, food, social items, and sanitary materials for her. All of these things are necessary to have the bunny in our classroom to support our students' social and emotional growth in regards to their trauma and/or homelessness.

For example: When a student is out of control of their emotions, they may spend some alone time with the bunny nurturing and caring for her. They might go over to her play pen or hutch and feed her while she snuggles up to sooth their feelings of anxiety.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Purlove Pet Rabbit Bunny Wood House Hutch Small Animal Cage with Tray, Auburn and White(Rabbit Hutch #2) • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Kaytee Timothy Hay Digestive Health Food, 12 lb • Amazon Business $27.98 2 $55.96
IRIS 24'' Exercise 4-Panel Pet Playpen with Door, Turquoise • Amazon Business $39.40 1 $39.40
Carefresh Complete Natural Paper Bedding, 50 L, Blue • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
YML Pineapple Pet Bed House, Small, Yellow • Amazon Business $35.88 1 $35.88
Niteangel Grass and Food Double Use Feeder, Wooden Hay Manger for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs (7'' x 6.3'' x5.8'') • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Oxbow Simple Rewards All Natural Oven Baked Treats for Rabbit, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Other Small Animals Variety Pack - 4 Flavors (Apple & Banana, Bell Pepper, Carrot & Dill, and Cranberry) - 2 Ounce Resealable Bags (4 Pouches Total) • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
Kaytee Timothy Hay Complete Rabbit Food, 9.5-lb bag • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Juvale Pack of 1 Pet Agility Play Tunnel Tube Accessory Gift - Pet Training Toy Small Pets, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Teal - 47 x 9.75 inches • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peters Woven Grass Pet Bed • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Platinum Pets Non-tip Stainless Steel Cat Bowl, 6 oz, Purple • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Kaytee Long John Litter Pan (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
Niteangel Adjustable and Breathable Mesh Harness with Lead for Rabbit (S, Purple) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Kaytee Chinchilla Chiller Granite Stone • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Platinum Pets Non-tip Stainless Steel Cat Bowl, 6 oz, Teal • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Oxbow NEW Simple Rewards All Natural Oven Baked Treats Peppermint Timothy Grass Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters Other Small Pets 2oz • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Kaytee Perfect Chews for Rabbits • Amazon Business $2.59 1 $2.59

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