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Mrs. Cosner from Cleveland OH is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Goin' Gecko!

My students need one Exo Terra Congo Rainforest Habitat Kit for Reptiles, a Rainfall System, two Leopard Geckos, one Exo Terra Compact Top Canopy, one Exo Terra Repti-Glo 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Tropical Terrarium Lamp, Gecko food, Plastic Terrarium Plants, and other supplies.

  • $788 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbance and are in my class anywhere from 2-3 years. They come from high poverty neighborhoods and crave attention, structure, responsibility, education, and love.

These 12-15 year old boys are receiving services in a single classroom environment all day with behavior supports.

They have behaviors that limit them from being with students without disabilities in the regular education classroom. As their teacher, advocate, and mentor, I strive everyday to prepare them to get mainstreamed back into the regular education classroom.

My Project

For this project I am requesting two live geckos and a terrarium tank with plants and materials, including a misting system, thermometer, and tank heater, to help care for them. My students will be responsible for taking care of the geckos. They will need to clean their cage, feed them, and set up the terrarium based on the living requirements of the geckos. Having geckos in the classroom will also teach my students about nocturnal reptiles and will promote empathy - one of the main qualities my students lack.

Help me have the coolest class in the school!

I know by having these geckos, my students will want to come to school everyday and will succeed more in school being in an environment that they feel at home in.

Mrs. Cosner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exo Terra Congo Rainforest Habitat Kit for Reptiles • Amazon $199.99 1 $199.99
Exo Terra Monsoon RS400 Rainfall System • Amazon $85.85 1 $85.85
Leopard Gecko • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.00 2 $74.00
Exo Terra Compact Top Canopy for PT2613 - 90 cm • Amazon $52.48 1 $52.48
Exo Terra Repti-Glo 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Tropical Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt • Amazon $12.99 2 $25.98
Ultimate Gecko Ledge - Magnetic Gecko Diet Feeder • Amazon $24.99 1 $24.99
Exo Terra Forest Branch, Large • Amazon $21.99 1 $21.99
Repashy Crested Gecko Diet 1lb Bag (16 oz) • Amazon $21.98 1 $21.98
Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave, Medium • Amazon $18.47 1 $18.47
Zilla Terrarium Liner, 40/50-Gallon, Brown • Amazon $8.76 1 $8.76
Exo Terra Digital Combination Thermometer/Hygrometer • Amazon $17.35 1 $17.35
Zoo Med ReptiTherm® Under Tank Heater, Small • Amazon $13.57 1 $13.57
Exo Terra Remote Control for Monsoon RS400 • Amazon $11.24 1 $11.24
Hagen Exo Terra Plastic Terrarium Plant, Large, Mandarin • Amazon $11.19 1 $11.19
Exo Terra Jungle Vine, Large • Amazon $10.99 1 $10.99
Fluker Labs SFK51019 Small Animal Bend-A-Branch Pet Habitat Decor, Medium • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
1/2 oz Gecko Food/Diet Cups 100 count • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Zoo Med Laboratories SZMCF3NZ New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, 80 Cubic Inch • Amazon $7.57 1 $7.57

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