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Mrs. Silvestry from Brooklyn NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn to Love and Take Care of Animals!

My students need various items to learn all about living animals such as kits to grow and watch the life cycle of a butterfly and supplies to care for our class pet Roger Rabbit.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

I work with 18 wonderful and inquisitive Pre-Kindergarten students in a very diverse school in Brooklyn, New York. We have children from many different cultures in our class and children with many special abilities.

Our Pre-K students love to learn new things daily!

For many of these children, it is their first year in school. They are learning about themselves, others, school rules, routines, and many new concepts in various subjects! They have many opportunities to explore what kind of learner they are and learn concepts in many different ways!

My Project

Children love animals and what better way to learn about animals, how to care for them, and encourage compassion for animals then to engage with live animals on a daily basis?

Our class would love to have caterpillars and rabbit supplies for our rabbit named Roger Rabbit!

It is so important for children to have an opportunity to engage with animals growing up. Having class pets gives children the opportunity to do this even if they can not have pets at home. Class pets not only teach children the science of animals, but also teaches them to love and care for animals, to have empathy for them, and the important responsibility of helping animals who depend on you to survive.

We currently have a black rabbit named Roger Rabbit who needs many supplies to be taken care of. He needs food, litter, toys, snacks, a harness, and storage space for all of his items. We would also like to have insects to contrast and compare how different animals grow, live, and change. We would love to have a butterfly kit to watch caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies. Then we will discuss why many animals need to be free and release them!

If you donate to this project, the children will learn many science concepts, animal facts about mammals and insects, they will learn about life cycles, about a human's responsibility to animals, and learn how to love animals! We appreciate any help you can give our class!

Mrs. Silvestry
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit (with prepaid coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.07 2 $66.14
Purina Yesterday's News Fresh Scent Cat Litter - 26.5 lb. Bag • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
AmazonBasics Pet Training and Puppy Pads, Regular - 100 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Kaytee Fiesta Rabbit Food, 20 lb • Amazon Business $34.50 1 $34.50
IRIS USA, Inc. 3- Piece Airtight Pet Food Storage Container Combo, Chrome • Amazon Business $22.61 1 $22.61
STERILITE 25306P01 3 Drawer Espresso Tower • Amazon Business $22.44 1 $22.44
Vitakraft Pet Rabbit Slims with Carrot - Nibble Stick Treat, 1.76 Ounce Pouch • Amazon Business $1.89 9 $17.01
PAWZ Road Cat Toys Interactive, Collapsible Tunnel for Bunnies, Kittens, Ferrets and Small Dogs with Two peek-a-boo Holes Gray • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pawliss Teeth Grinding Lava Block for Hamster Chinchilla Rabbit (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Niteangel Adjustable Soft Harness with Elastic Leash for Rabbits (XL, Grey) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Living World Ergonomic Dish, Terracotta, Small • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Kaytee Hay n Food Bin Feeder with Quick Locks • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Niteangel Treat Ball, Snack Ball for Small Animals (Small, Yellow) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ware Manufacturing Apple/Carrot Salt and Mineral Small Pet Chew Treat • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75

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