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Mrs. Corey from Troy NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Lighting Better Learning

Help me give my students a more trauma-sensitive learning environment through the use of alternative lighting.

  • $523 goal

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My Students

I am currently in my 15th year of teaching, but my first year in 8th grade in a small urban district. My students come from various backgrounds and for many of them, school is their “safe” place. I have learned so much about life from my 8th graders! Every child is valued for their unique personality as well as being an important menber of our team! Our class includes a wide range of learning styles and abilities and those differences are both acknowledged and celebrated.

My Project

The fairy rope lights and the floor lights that I am requesting are to help make my classroom more trauma sensitive. The Aloha Chair and book case with a reading nook offer a calming corner for my students that need a place to “escape!” Some of the students are coming in with a lot on their shoulders and being able to offer them a place to unwind during class would help them, in the long run, do better in class!

I believe that the switch from regular classroom lighting to a softer lighting will help to make the room more inviting to the students as well as a more comfortable atmosphere in which to learn!

Mrs. Corey
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook Toy, Natural • Amazon Business $121.76 1 $121.76
Light Accents Medusa grey floor lamp with multicolor acrylic shades • Amazon Business $39.45 2 $78.90
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Cedar Markers Liquid Chalk Markers - 18 Pack Chalkboard Markers for Chalkboards. Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip. Chalk Board Marker paint Water Based Non-Toxic. • Amazon Business $17.11 2 $34.22
YIHONG Fairy Lights LED Rope Lights Battery Operated String Lights 33ft 8 Mode Fairy Lights Waterproof Firefly lights with Remote Timer for Outdoor Indoor Garden, Easter, Party Decoration-Multi Ccolor • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Limelights LT2024-PNK Brushed Steel Lamp with Charging Outlet and Fabric Shade, Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Neliblu Sensory Toy For Relaxation - ADHD Fidget Toys - Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer - Toy for Sensory Play, Calming Toy, (1 Piece) Assorted Colors By • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
Elrigs 3-Setting A19 LED Light Bulb, 9W-6W-3W, 120 Volt, No Dimmer Needed, Warm White(3000K), E26 Medium Base, 60W-40W-25W Equivalent, 800/520/210-Lumen, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
GE Lighting Soft White 66105 25-Watt, 215-Lumen Bent Tip Light Bulb with Candelabra Base, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $7.77 2 $15.54
SYLVANIA 6-Pack 40-Watt (Candelabra Base (E-12) Base Soft White Dimmable for Indoor or Enclosed Outdoor Use Only Decorative Incandescent Light Bulb • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Simple Designs Home LT2013-PNK Sand Nickel Table Lamp with Fabric Shade, Pink • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32

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