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Mrs. Kartsimas from Schiller Park IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Fish, Two Fish --Our Wish......

My students need a classroom aquarium with an accessories kit.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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I teach 3rd grade in a high-need, diverse community comprised of a large number of at-risk, ELL students from low-income households......who have an INCREDIBLE thirst for knowledge and LOVE coming to our wonderful school. Could you help make our WISH come true by helping provide a home for some classroom FISH?

It’s my desire to meet the needs of all of my students and provide them with an incredible environment to learn everyday, including those who have trouble focusing. As teachers, we do the best we can with the resources we have (supplied personally and by our district). We reuse, recycle, reinvent, recreate and share ideas/materials with each other. Sometimes, however, innovative ideas require the help of others!

I'd love to be able to provide an easy-view classroom aquarium in our classroom library where students can read, and enjoy the relaxing, soothing fish tank. This low-maintenance, classroom-safe aquarium comes with everything we'll need— All we'll need to do is add water and fish! The giant aquarium has a spherical design that gives kids a crystal-clear view from every angle…and the curved sides even magnify fish for up-close observation. Plus, it comes complete with a filter, water pump, low-voltage light, water conditioner and ceramic gravel…even fish food! Can you help make this wonderful opportunity a reality for our classroom? The kids will be learning responsibility by taking care of the fish and cleaning the tank, too!

I am appreciative of any donations given to our classroom and ensure they will be put to productive, meaningful use on behalf of my students. I’m eager to try out this innovative idea. Your generous help will make it possible for my students to be able to comfortably learn and relax in this area of the classroom! Can you help provide my students with an awesome addition to our classroom and grant us our WISH for some FISH?

Mrs. Kartsimas
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA212 - Aquarium Accessory Kit • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
EA211 - Easy-View Classroom Aquarium • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$163.95

Vendor shipping charges

$16.40

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$201.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.12

Total project goal

$245.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.12

1 Donor

-$117.97

Donations toward project cost

-$100.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.70

match offer

-$118.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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