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Mrs. Ontiveros-Hernandez from San Bernardino CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Is A Hoot!

My students need real-world lessons and activities to help them understand scientific concepts and make connections to the world; hands-on activities and labs help make this connection possible.

  • $505 goal

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My Students

I teach special education math, science, and reading. I have a total of 21 middle school students whose disabilities vary from mild to moderate. My students are smart, loving, and caring. Each and every one of them has to overcome academic and emotional challenges on a daily basis.

As a result of their diverse learning needs, I am constantly modifying, accommodating and searching for different ways to engage my students academically and meet their diverse learning needs.

I encourage my students to challenge themselves beyond their limitations and challenge them to overcome the stigmas that are applied to students in special education.

My Project

By studying owl pellets my students will be able to understand the food chain and the importance of achieving a sustainable environment where we can keep all populations thriving in their niche.

This owl pellet study set is the perfect kit for my students.

It contains visual supports such as posters, DVD, and a dissection map to support the diverse needs of my students. In addition to this, the LumiLoupes that I have requested will serve as a visual support tool for my students who benefit from visual accommodations in their IEPs.

Furthermore, these materials will help my students learn by allowing them to make connections to the real world by using pellets and the visual supports my students need to comprehend abstract scientific concepts. My students look forward to completing labs and participating in activities that allow them to collaborate with their peers and make connections to the world.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Owl Pellet Study Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $133.20 1 $133.20
Carson LumiLoupe Plus - LO-10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.85 12 $118.20
Dissecting Forceps, Economy, Stainless Steel, 4-1/2 inches • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.62 25 $40.50
Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.59 7 $25.13
Carolina Owl Pellet Dissection Mat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.66 2 $13.32

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