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Mrs. Acker from Nekoosa WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

My students need specimen viewers, a classroom aquarium and accessories to see, touch, and explore the wonderful things in our world in a safe way. We are building a magnificent science center where they can do these things!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Young children learn best by seeing, touching, and exploring the world around them. We would like to provide a place where they can experience the wonders of our world in a safe, hands-on way where they will learn and remember these experiences forever!

My students are 4- and 5-years-old in a 4-year-old kindergarten classroom in a public school.

My students are full of excitement, curiosity, and they come to school with a natural thirst to learn. To watch the learning that takes place in their eyes is almost magical. I want to provide as many hands-on activities and fun educational experiences as I can while they are with me. It is rewarding when they come into the classroom, with so much excitement, and visit places in our room like our science center. It is also rewarding when students say years from now, "I remember when we watched caterpillars hatch in your class, that was so neat!"

My Project

We need specimen viewers, a classroom aquarium and accessories to see, touch, and explore the wonderful things in our world in a safe way. We are building a magnificent science center where they can do these things! With these resources my young students will be able to see, touch, hear, and even smell or taste different experiences in our science center. Children learn best when they have experiences like this. We will be able to observe nature and explore 'hidden things' that we would normally not be able to see with the naked eye. We will be able to keep and care for animals (fish) and watch how the life cycle progresses. There is a saying that goes something like "Tell me and I might remember, show me and I'll known forever". That is what I believe a classroom science center should be.

Young children are an investment.

I have one chance, for nine months, with each of my students. Help me make my students' 4K year the best, most exciting time in their educational career! Thank you for helping young children grow and learn with me!

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Mrs. Acker
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF146 - Fragile Specimen Viewer • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LA877 - Jumbo Specimen Viewers - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
EA213 - Extra Filters Refill Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
EA212 - Aquarium Accessory Kit • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
EA211 - Easy-View Classroom Aquarium • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00
CE501 - Magnetic Field Wonder Window • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LM615 - Lakeshore Liquid Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95

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