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Ms. G-O from Seaside CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Growth

Help me give my students what they need to care for a Crested Gecko as our class pet.

  • $632 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are dedicated to learning and benefit from hands-on group projects that break down language barriers and strengthen social-emotional skills. Manipulative materials provide equitable experiences and create opportunities for young developing minds. My middle schoolers are motivated to work toward a successful future and thrive in a supportive learning environment.

My Project

My students really enjoy hands on activities and learning through experience. As middle schoolers they are easily distracted, however, they do ultimately love to learn and be successful. Recently, we received a grant for a Crested Gecko as a class pet. The students are already ecstatic about the new addition to our classroom. This is really going to help them develop their Social-Emotional skills with empathy and caring for another living thing.

I believe in teaching the students how to care for the gecko, and slowly giving out more and more responsibility so they learn these important life skills.

One thing that helps is making signs. Since we have to use our own paper, I am running low on this supply. Laminating these papers turns them into whiteboards. Students will be able to use dry erase markers to write temporary Scientific information. I like to make half sheets to save paper when giving handouts. The paper cutter is extremely helpful with efficient cutting. The basket trays keep these markers organized. Headphones give students the ability to hear their own computer with any informational videos.

The rest of the supplies will help the gecko live a healthy and comfortable life, such as the food, heat lamps, and coconut bedding. The books will further support students independence in taking care of him. Crested Geckos enjoy climbing and hiding, which he will love exploring with the vines. The rock food dish will replace his current recyclable dishes. The automatic humidifier will keep his terrarium a preferred tropical climate when we are not in class.

Ms. G-O
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everyday Wholesale Earbuds Bundle Bulk in-Ear Earphones 24 Pack • Amazon Business $21.85 4 $87.40
Amazon Basics 30% Recycled Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 Ream case (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Reptile Humidifier / Fogger - Large Tank - Ideal for a Variety of Reptiles / Amphibians / Herps - Compatible with All Terrariums and Enclosures - by Evergreen Pet Supplies • Amazon Business $45.89 1 $45.89
Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps Mini Halogen Bulb, Day Blue, 50W • Amazon Business $9.95 4 $39.80
Zoo Med Nightlight Red Reptile Bulb 60 Watts • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Dry Erase Markers, Shuttle Art 90 Bulk Pack 15 Colors Magnetic Whiteboard Markers with Erase, Fine Point Dry Erase Markers are Perfect for Writing on Whiteboard Mirrors Glass for School Office Home • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Keebor Basic Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor, Black Whiteboard Markers Bulk, 72 count • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Swingline Paper Cutter, Guillotine Trimmer, 12" Cut Length, 10 Sheet Capacity, ClassicCut Lite (9312) • Amazon Business $27.90 1 $27.90
Zoo Med 26084 Eco Earth Loose Bag, 24 Quart • Amazon Business $26.92 1 $26.92
Small Classroom Basket Trays for Pens and Pencils, Assorted Colors (10 In, 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Reptile Bend-A-Branch Vines Flexible Leaves Pet Habitat Decor Climber Jungle Long Vines for Climbing Crested Gecko Lizard Frogs Snakes Chameleon 5 Pcs • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Fluker's Premium Crested Gecko Diet - Fruit & Insect Flavor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches 9" x 11.5", Letter Size, 3 mil, 100 Pack (LP100H) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Crested Gecko as Pets Made Simple: Detailed Guide on How to Effectively Raise Crested Gecko as Pets & Other Purposes; Includes Its Care& Diseases; Feeding; Choosing a Breed; Its Home & So On • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crested Geckos (CompanionHouse Books) How to Care for Your Pet Lizard, Including Selecting a Gecko, Heating, Lighting, Housing, Feeding, Maintenance, Recognizing Disease, & More, with Over 150 Photos • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Reptiles for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Lizards, Amphibians, and Cold-Blooded Creatures • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Zoo Med Reptile Rock Food Dish, Medium, 7.25"l x 6"w x 0.75"h, Colors may vary • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90

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