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Mrs. Modlin from Canton OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Responsibility - Classroom Pets - Part 2

Help me give my students a continued sense of responsibility, empathy and self worth as they continue to learn to care for Bert & Ernie.

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My Students

I am so excited to share with you about my students. My students are always happy, eager, fun-loving and excited to be at school. For many of them, this is their first, full-day experience with school, learning and making friends. They enjoy hands-on, interactive learning. They have a limitless imagination and it is a wonderful experience to see them grow and learn from the wonderful classroom materials that we have.

We create a strong sense of family and community in our room and build friendships to last a lifetime.

Our school is in one of the largest urban school districts in our state.

They come shy and not knowing a lot about the social and academic aspects of life. Within the year, many learn to read, develop a love of books, numbers and most importantly, they have fun doing it. My students are learning to break out of their shell and develop friendships, learn manners, sharing and how to navigate situations. This would not be made possible if we didn't have the appropriate equipment in the classroom. Please help me fill my room with new items for the kids to enjoy, explore and learn from!

My Project

Having class pets is a huge responsibility that our classroom is willing to take on. We have the opportunity and pleasure to care for and love two rescue guinea pigs named Bert & Ernie! My students will feed the guinea pigs, clean out their cages, and give them lots of cuddle time. Having class pets has numerous benefits for students.

Studies show that observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.

A pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans. Kids learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival. Students will see directly how their behavior and actions affect others. Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom.

Having pets in the classroom provides a calming environment. Pets can be comforting for those students who may need some extra emotional support and love during the school day. Your donation will help us care for and love our guinea pigs for this school year and beyond. To help us care for our classroom pets efficiently, this project contains reusable cage liners, water bottles, hay bins, and hide aways to make the Guinea pigs habitats more of a home.

Mrs. Modlin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Small Pets and Company Guinea Pig Fleece Cage Liner for Midwest Habitat | Fleece Guinea Pig Bedding (Midwest, Northern Lights) • Amazon Business $51.97 1 $51.97
Small Pets and Company Guinea Pig Fleece Cage Liner for Midwest Habitat | Fleece Guinea Pig Bedding (Midwest, Northern Lights) • Amazon Business $51.97 1 $51.97
32 oz No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. BPA Free. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Guinea Pig/Rabbit. Red or Green Lid Randomly • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Ware Manufacturing Hay Rack, Assorted Colors (2 Hay Racks) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kaytee Natural Tree Trunk Hideout, Large • Amazon Business $7.29 2 $14.58
Small Animals C&C Cage Tent, Breathable & Transparent Pet Playpen Pop Open Outdoor/ Indoor Exercise Fence, Portable Yard Fence for Guinea Pig, Rabbits, Hamster, Chinchillas and Hedgehogs (Black) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
SLSON Corner Hideout for Guinea Pigs, Funny Habitat Tent Toy and Hammock with 3 Hooks Cage Accessories for Small Animals Hamster Ferret Glider Rats Mice Chinchinlla, Blue • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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