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Ms. Sergeant from Detroit MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wild for Animals

Help me give my students a heating light, cleaning tools, and live eggs to watch the wonders of nature.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being a child can be tough. Being a child growing up with absentee parents and little money can be excruciating. As a teacher, we have no control over what happens to our children when they leave us. School should be a place of fun and exploration in a safe space!

My students are first graders from inner-city single-parent homes.

They do not come to school with the common skills you would expect. They have little or no prior knowledge of things you and I would take for granted.

I want my classroom to be exciting and help catch students up on experiences I would provide for my own children.

My Project

My project will help these inner-city children learn about different animal life cycles. We are lucky to have a saltwater aquarium in our classroom. These are amazing for the students, but costly. So I hope to use some of these supplies to keep our tank running smoothly.

The entire second semester of first grade is studying birds and all about them.

I would love to be able to have the children watch chicken eggs hatch right in front of their eyes.

This experience will stay with them forever.

I also am teaching them about gardening. We have a school garden and I want to help keep it natural by using praying mantises as pest control.

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Ms. Sergeant
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coralife 2-Pack BioCube Filter Cartridge for Aquarium (6-Packs of 2) • Amazon Business $41.86 1 $41.86
Zoo Med Aquatic Turtle UVB Heat Lighting Kit • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Chicken Eggs, Fertile, Unit of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.70 1 $33.70
Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.56 1 $29.56
Mantis Eggs, Living, Pack of 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.17 1 $19.17
JZMYXA Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Set, Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank Long Handle Fish Tank Brush Functional Six Cleaning Tools for Aquarium Telescopic Cleaning 6-in-1 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$168.27

Vendor shipping charges

$8.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$209.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.89

Total project goal

$245.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.92

4 Donors

-$228.27

Donations toward project cost

-$209.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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