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Mrs. Baker from Dunlap IL is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hamster Home

Help me give my students a pet to learn about and help learn to take care of. The neccessities are here, especially the critter cage. However, every item is imperative for our pet to thrive!

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My Students

This is my 18th year of teaching second grade in the Dunlap school district. My students are a great combination of high achieving students, typical second graders, as well as some students with special needs. One part of teaching I am passionate about is getting to know my students on a personal level. I enjoy getting to know what my students enjoy outside of school as well as in school.

One part of teaching which is such a joy is when students have their "aha" moment.

When students have struggled to learn new material and it finally clicks is so exciting. I enjoy sending them to other teachers and professionals in the building to share their excitement of learning.

My Project

Our class is learning about different types of animals and having a pet to call our own will be great to help the students learn responsibility. By having a pet, they learn that animals need care too. This is both for in our class as well as in nature. Students will learn how to feed the hamster, clean it and help it bathe, as well as what the environment is like in the cage.

We will be studying animals and their care.

We will be learning about vertebrates and non-vertebrates. Our class has had fish and this will be a different species to learn about in our study of animals, as well as learning responsibility.

Mrs. Baker
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ferplast Luara Small Hamster Cage | Fun & Interactive Cage Measures Measures 18.11L x 11.61W x 14.8H & Includes All Accessories • Amazon Business $54.52 1 $54.52
Kaytee Extreme Odor Control Bedding, 40L • Amazon Business $14.16 3 $42.48
SatisPet Hamster Sand Bathroom Large in Blue- Plastic Sand Bath Container with Scoop Hamster Sandbox • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wild Harvest Hamster And Gerbil Advanced Nutrition Diet, 4-Pound • Amazon Business $4.94 2 $9.88
Ware Manufacturing Flying Saucer Exercise Wheel for Small Pets, 5-Inch - Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Supreme Tiny Friends Farm Bathing Sand 2.2lb • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Kaytee Natural Bamboo Nesting Material • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Kaytee Run-About 7" Hamster Exercise Ball, Moon Glow - Assorted colors - 100079346 • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Kaytee Igloo Mini • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31
Kaytee Combo Chews, Apple Wood and Crispy Puzzle, 16 Pieces • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Living World Ergonomic Dish, Green, Small • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79

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