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Mrs. Kinsley from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transitional Kindergarteners Need to Learn About Moon Jellyfish Too!

Help me give my students the experience of learning first hand about moon jellyfish in our own two gallon aquarium.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class of urban transitional kindergarten students are learning how to get along and express their needs in a social group setting, which is especially important since many of my students did not attend preschool. In addition, they are expected to develop foundational skills in reading, writing, and math!

About 50% of my kindergarteners are English language learners, and 30% are classified as Newcomers because they entered my classroom speaking very little or no English.

Our small, Title I school is located in an urban, high-poverty neighborhood in Northern California. My transitional and traditional-aged kindergarteners are eager to learn and full of energy. Many of my families are unable to take their children to the library or to provide access to lots of books at home.

My Project

My urban transitional kindergarteners are very interested in marine life. I would like to give them the opportunity to see up close, live moon jellyfish in our own little two gallon, salt water aquarium.

We do not have the funding to go to the local aquariums or to the beach, so it is important for me to bring as many experiences as I can into our classroom.

I have books about the ocean, but nothing is as memorable as witnessing live jellyfish moving in an aquarium. It is important for my young students to understand why we need to protect our marine environment, and this could be the first step.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jelly Cylinder Nano 3 Jelly Kit • Nasco $379.95 1 $379.95

Materials cost

$379.95

Vendor shipping charges

$38.00

State sales tax

$34.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.19

Total project goal

$574.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.61

1 Donor

-$574.61

Donations toward project cost

-$488.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.19

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$0.00

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