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Mrs. Whisnant from Hickory NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Under The Sea: Fish Are For Me!

My students need marine animals, a conversion kit, and the eclipse aquarium so they can explore life in the ocean!

  • $428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is amazing when a child is able to see life in a new way. Five year old students have never seen ocean life from the perspective of an ocean animal. A marine habitat will allow the students to learn about marine animals they have never seen before and experience ocean life in a new way!

My students want to experience the unthinkable!

I would like to expose my students to animals that they do not meet in their everyday lives so they can learn about different animals and how they grow and change! Kindergarten students love to learn about animals. The best way to teach students about animals is by letting them experience different animals with their own eyes and hands. Having the ability to see, touch, and watch them grow and change in their own habitat can impact a child for the rest of their lives! My students attend a local school in a rural area of North Carolina that his been impacted significantly by the down slope of the economy. I teach a group of nineteen students that are eager to learn through exploration and observation. I teach students from all backgrounds and economic situations, but every child has a strong desire to learn all that they can in order to become successful!

My Project

If students are able to experience animals in a classroom habitat throughout the school year, they will gain a better understanding of what that animal's life would be like in the environment that it would naturally live. By having an aquarium, and marine animals my students will be able to experience ocean life and science through living creatures!

By donating to our classroom, you are helping students experience animals in a way that they have never experienced them before.

You will help to allow my students the opportunity to enrich their educational experience through hands-on learning and share their experiences with their families and the other students in our school!

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eclipse(r) 12 Complete Integrated System • Carolina Biological Supply Company $158.65 1 $158.65
Small Marine Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Red Beaded Sea Anemone, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.72 1 $14.72
biOrb(r) Marine Conversion Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $89.77 1 $89.77

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