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Mr. Rein from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pet Food for My Special Education Pet Store Class

Help me give my students supplies for the pets in their amazing pet store class!

  • $257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is dedicated to meeting the needs of a population of adults with disabilities who are aged eighteen to twenty-one. The students who attend our school have completed a traditional high school and seek transition services. We provide a robust curriculum to support their vocational, academic and social-emotional needs. Students are empowered and enthusiastic about learning, and that is reflected throughout the school.

Our goal for each student is to gain the skills necessary to become as independent as possible within their communities upon graduation.

My Project

My class is a simulated pet store which gives my special education students a number of amazing opportunities. My students learn how to take care of a large number of pets. Caring for their pets means a lot to my students, and they take pride in helping them. The supplies I'm asking for will help to keep our inventory shelf supplied to meet our pets' needs.

We have hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, leopard geckos, cockatiels, parakeets, fish tanks, frogs, a tarantula, tortoise, turtles, a corn snake, and an aquaponics system.

My students learn how to take inventory, make toys for our pets, use a pricing gun to price our supplies, and teach their peers how to take care of different pets. Your donation will help to continue the success of my amazing classroom and all it has to offer my students.

Mr. Rein
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kaytee Timothy Hay 2ND Cut for Flavorful & Balanced Nutrition, 6.5 lb • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Turtle Food, Maintenance Formula, 45-Ounce • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Kimoe 5LB 100% Natural Non-GMO dried mealworms for Birds, chicken,ducks • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce • Amazon Business $4.54 4 $18.16
Omega One Super Color Sinking Cichlid Pellets, 2mm Small Pellets, 16.25 oz • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Fussie Cat Market Fresh Chicken & Turkey Recipe, 4 Lb • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
7 Varieties of Leafy Power Green Organic Seeds, Non-GMO Seeds for Planting, Heirloom Seeds - Spinach Seeds, Arugula, Kale, Lolla Rossa Lettuce Seeds, Buttercrunch, Gourmet Mix Lettuce, Swiss Chard • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Healthy Bits Rabbit, Guinea Pig Chinchilla Treat • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kaytee Exact Natural Bird Food for Cockatiels, 3-Pound • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Kaytee Timothy Biscuits Baked Treat -- Apple 4 oz • Amazon Business $1.89 4 $7.56
Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat, 0.28-Ounce, 100-Ml • Amazon Business $3.07 2 $6.14
Kaytee Fiesta Strawberry Flavor Yogurt Chips for Small Animals, 3.5-oz bag • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Kaytee Mixed Berry Flavor Yogurt Chips For Rabbit And Guinea Pig, 3.5-Oz Bag • Amazon Business $3.16 1 $3.16
Kaytee Treat Stick Honey Flavor - Rabbit 8 oz • Amazon Business $3.11 1 $3.11
Kaytee Timothy Biscuits Baked Treat -- Apple 4 oz • Amazon Business $1.89 1 $1.89

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