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Ms. DeLeon from Brownsville TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enriching Our Classroom Experiance ONE Guinea Pig at a Time!

My students need a guinea pig cage, food, toys, bedding, and other essentials inorder to have a perfect habitat for the Guinea Pig we plan to adopt.

  • $334 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher and teach at campus where the majority of my students come from low income families. My students face many challenges in and out of the classroom and limited resources. I teach Pe-K, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade students with a variety of learning and emotional disabilities. My students need to build their self-esteem and I am hoping that bringing a pet into our classroom will give my students a sense of pride and accomplishment.

My goal for bringing a classroom pet into our class is to teach my students about responsibity as well as brining in a new way to learn

My Project

The supplies my students and I are requesting will allow us to have a safe and comfortable habitat for our soon to be classroom pet. Having the double cages will hopefully give more room to our guinea pig and give my students more room to sit around during observation time. Food and other essentials will allow my students to be prepared and have every thing they need before bringing our classroom pet into our classroom home.

Having a classroom pet will allow my students to have a sense of responsibility and respect the animals through daily observations and care.

I am hoping that a classroom pet will bring increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others-both animals and students. I want my students to be able to learn that all living things need more than just water and food to survive. I for them to understand and see how their behavior and actions affect others.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guinea Habitat Plus Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest w/Top Panel, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Carefresh Complete Pet Bedding, 60 L, Natural • Amazon Business $16.49 2 $32.98
Kaytee Timothy Hay Digestive Health Food, 12 lb • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Kaytee Fiesta Guinea Pig Food • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Pet Small Rat Toilet, Square Potty Trainer Corner Litter Bedding Box Pet Pan for Small Animal/rabbit/guinea Pig/galesaur/ferret(Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kaytee Timothy Hay Complete Plus Fruits and Vegetables Guinea Pig Food, 5-lb bag • Amazon Business $7.17 2 $14.34
Rat Hamster House Bed Winter Warm Fleece Small Pet Squirrel Hedgehog Chinchilla Rabbit Guinea Pig Bed House Cage Nest Hamster Accessories (S, Random) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Living World Pet Tunnel, Red/Grey • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
Kaytee Igloo Hideout, Large • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Kaytee Hay n Food Bin Feeder with Quick Locks • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Kaytee Clear Water Bottle, Single, 16-Ounce • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55

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