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Mrs. Garbacki from Bayville NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pets in the Classroom

Help me give my students a hamster cage, an Aquarium Heater, and classroom pet materials.

  • $636 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind and respectful. Many of them come from single family, low income households. They all have different experiences and circumstances that make them who they are. I want to give them exciting new opportunities to learn.

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." - George Eliot The funding of this project will give students the opportunity to learn about and bond with different types of animals.

They will be excited to come to school every day.

I believe the best way for my students to learn and be excited to come to school is by giving them opportunities they may not have at home. Many of my students do not have the support, or the means, to take care of an animal properly. I know they will learn many things from this experience but more importantly, it will help develop the caring, nurturing side of my students.

My Project

These materials will be used to house, care, and feed animals in my classroom. While I currently have some suitable tanks and homes for our pets, we still need a few additional things to make sure they are cared for properly and for our future pets. Homes and heating elements, food, and toys are items that will be needed in order for them to thrive.

These items will ensure the proper care of our pets.

The students are extremely excited about having better things for them. The students have already researched our current animals and future animals. By having these items in our class, we can continue hands-on learning. This provides them with the opportunity to read, study, research, observe, create, and care for animals.

Mrs. Garbacki
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ferplast Hamster Cage, Black • Amazon Business $54.05 2 $108.10
hygger Titanium Tube Submersible Pinpoint Aquarium Heater with Digital Thermostat,IC Temp Controller 200W • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Aollan Automatic Fish Feeder Turtle Feeder Turtle Feeder Powered by USB DC 5V or Battery Programmable Food Dispenser for Fish and Turtle • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
12 Hardboard Clipboards, Classic Metal Clip, Design for Classroom and Office use, 12 Clipboards • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
SunGrow Natural Seagrass Mat - Safe & Edible for, Hamsters, Rabbits, Parrot: Water Resistant Bed & Non-Toxic Toy • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
(3 Pack) Kaytee Fiesta Food for Chinchillas 2.5 Pound Bag • Amazon Business $25.88 1 $25.88
Zoo Med Laboratories SZMLT10 Repti Day Night Timer • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Kaytee Silent Spinner Exercise Wheel, Giant, 12," Colors Vary • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Niteangel Apple Chew Sticks for Chinchilla, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Parrots and Other Small Animals (7-oz) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder for Aquarium, Programmable Vocation Fish Food Dispenser • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Small • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ANGGO IR Infrared Non-contact Digital Temperature Gun Thermometer with Laser for Precisely Aiming, Bright LCD Display with LED Backlight (-58 °F to 716°F) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pevor Pack of 5 Hamster Chew Toys - Natural Wooden Pine Dumbells Exercise Bell Roller Teeth Care Molar Toy for Rabbits Rat Guinea Pig and Other Small Pets Play Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
(Pack of 3) Natural Pumice and Wood Hanging Toys • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kaytee Lava Ledge • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
ZHTOOL 20 inches Natural Wood Bridge For Hamster Mice Chinchilla Chipmunk- Bendable Small Animals Ladder Toy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Command by 3M Damage-Free Small Wire Hooks, White, Holds 0.5 lbs, Hang without Tools, Value Pack, Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Zoo Med Reptile Calcium with Vitamin D3, 8-Ounce • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Van Ness Regular Litter Scoop • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
BronaGrand 30 Pack Clear Plastic Suction Cup Sucker Pads Without Hooks 3 Size, 40 mm, 30 mm, 20 mm • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Zoo Med Stainless Steel Feeding Tongs, 10-Inch • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21

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