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Mr. Jones from Dallas TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning and Feeding Animals in the Classroom

Help me give my students the supplies. like pet supplies batteries, dry erase boards, and a cell phone holder, needed for our classroom so they can continue to excel and to grow their academic knowledge.

  • $757 goal

This project expired on December 3, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Five years ago, I started my Science teaching career with Dallas Independent School District at a low-income school, but a school full of outstanding students hungry to learn. I had to get my students engaged in my classroom. I jumped right in and immediately expanded my student science experiments to engage my students in my classroom. Science is fun when the kids are engaged in their learning. In addition, I created a hands-on animal club at my school called Zoo Crew. It was designed for students to be hands-on with living creatures and to learn about animal conservation issues, while igniting their love of Science Today, we have fifteen animals in our classroom, and recently expanded our program into multiple classrooms.

The education regarding the hands-on experiences has built my students' confidence and pride while learning in a progressive Science environment.

All of my students have shown incredible interest in Veterinary medicine, Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

My Project

The use of whiteboards is almost a daily activity in my classroom, especially in Science and our student club Zoo Crew. The hay and the bedding will be used by my students to take care of the animals that are living in our classroom. Students will be using the batteries for our calculators to calculate density and ppeed calculations, as well as other Science & Math problems. Our students recently acquired a bearded dragon that they are excited to incorporate into our animal family, so the bearded dragon supplies will go to creating an enclosure for this new addition. They will continue to learn and to take responsibility for theses beautiful creatures, while expanding their learning regarding their care.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on their academic learning at hand, and not whether their materials are going to arrive or not. Our children deserve the best education that I can possibly give to them. That is my commitment to my parents, but especially to my students.

Mr. Jones
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Pet HPCC Natural Bedding, 60 Liter • Amazon Business $18.97 4 $75.88
MarineLand Magniflow Canister Filter for Aquariums • Amazon Business $74.06 1 $74.06
Lockways Calendar White Board, Colorful Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar Board Monthly 48 x 36, Framed 4 x 3 Planning Whiteboard, Ultra-Slim Black Aluminium Frame for School Home Office • Amazon Business $73.86 1 $73.86
Kaytee Timothy Hay, 96 Oz (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $27.98 2 $55.96
Tetra 25931 TetraFauna Viquarium, fits 20- to 55-Gallon Tanks • Amazon Business $55.17 1 $55.17
Bostitch SuperPro 6 Extra Heavy Duty Classroom Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6-Holes, Black/Gray (EPS12HC) • Amazon Business $43.88 1 $43.88
DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop, All Metal End-to-End with Solid Core, Sifter with Deep Shovel, Multi-Cat Tested Accept No Substitute for the Original (colors may vary) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
SLSON Reptile Plants Hanging Silk Terrarium Plants with Suction Cup for Bearded Dragons,Lizards,Geckos,Snake Pets and Hermit Crab Tank Habitat Decorations,Small Size,12 inches • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Exo Terra Star Cactus Terrarium Plant • Amazon Business $6.76 4 $27.04
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
Koyal Wholesale Grapewood Branch, 12-Inch • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Penn Plax Lizard Lounger, 100% Natural Seagrass Fibers for Anoles, Bearded Dragons, Geckos, Iguanas, and Hermit Crabs Rectangular 7 x 29 Inches • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
Misslo Numbered Classroom Pocket Chart for Cell Phones and Calculator Holder Hanging Wall Door Organizer (30 Pockets, Blue Pockets) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Exo Terra Crocodile Skull Terrarium Decor Hideout for Reptiles and Amphibians • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34

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