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Mrs. Escobar from Las Vegas NV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Funds for Fish

My students need a classsroom pet to help them gain socioemotional and leadership skills.

  • $173 goal

This project expired on October 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are smart, inquisitive, and active students. The student population at my school is a mix of students from all walks of life, all ethnicities, all socio-economic statuses, and a wide vareity of professions. We are a true representation of the melting pot that is the United States.

These amazing students are budding scientists, engineers, artists, mathematicians, and researchers in the making.

Given the right environment and resources they will show the world what they are made of!

My Project

Having a classroom pet encourages empthany, compassion, respect, and responsiblity for another life. By having pets in the classroom students learn these skills and can then apply them to their daily life.

I am requesting 2 fish tanks and the necessary supplies to take care of two new Betta fish for our classroom.

By having a classroom pet, students are not only using this opportuity to learn socio-emotional and leadership skills, but also academic skills. In the fall students will be completing research projects about Betta Fish and will be presenting the research to their classmates. We will also use this opportunity for hands on science lessons about life cycles and animal habitats. This allows them to be intrinsicly motivated about what they are learning.

According to research done by the American Humane Association, classrooms that have a pet have shown an increased academic performance as well as a decrease in behavior problems. By funding this project you are ensuring a well rounded education for some amazing 3rd grade students!

Mrs. Escobar
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koller Products AquaView 2-Gallon 360 Fish Tank with Power Filter and LED Lighting • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Purple crystal Amethyst Pebble Gravel for Fish Turtle Tank Landscape bottom decoration TR318 Brand Colorful opal glass Sand stone rocks glass ornament for Fantastic Garden or Yard (Amethyst) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pen-Plax RRW5B Mini Magical Castles Aquarium Ornament, 4" • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spectrastone Permaglo Black Lagoon for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Aqueon Betta Food Pellets, 0.95-Ounce • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Tetra EasyBalance PLUS Water Conditioner, 16.9-Ounce • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat, 0.28-Ounce, 100-Ml • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$106.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.83

Total project goal

$172.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.19

2 Donors

-$168.37

Donations toward project cost

-$146.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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