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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Mrs. Schellenberg from Fresno CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Welcoming Environment

Help me give my students a calmer and more hospitable classroom environment. By changing the lighting in my classroom and using bistro lights instead of fluorescent lightbulbs, it will help increase my students' focus and comfort.

  • $240 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

"All things are difficult before they are easy" --Thomas Fuller. My 7th graders are inquisitive, witty, and resourceful. Many of my students are also struggling readers. As students at a Title 1 school, many of them have received messages that they are "not good enough" or "not smart enough" to succeed in school.

My students are resilient.

Many of my students are dealing with challenges that are well beyond their years. Every day they are learning that struggling is not necessarily a bad thing, school can be a safe place, and reading can be enjoyable. They are realizing that their struggles build character and shape who they become. As these kids settle into their transition into junior high, it is my desire that they are able to build connections with literature that will sustain them beyond my classroom.

My Project

My desire is for my classroom to be a welcoming environment where students feel that they can learn. The items I requested will greatly change my classroom ambiance. Currently, my classroom has fluorescent tube lighting that makes our environment feel sterile and institutional. Studies show this lighting can negatively impact mood and overall student performance. When pairing that lightning with students' computers, they often get headaches or become overwhelmed with the brightness of the room. By changing how the room is lit, it will create a calmer and more focused learning environment. Please help me create a comfortable home away from home for my students.

Mrs. Schellenberg
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
addlon 2 Pack 48ft LED Outdoor String Lights with Edison Shatterproof Bulbs Commercial Grade Dimmable Patio Cafe Light, UL Listed Weatherproof Strand 15 Hanging Sockets for Market Bistro Backyard • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Kasa Smart Plug HS103P4, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified, 4-Pack, White • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

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