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Mrs. Brown from Atlanta GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Lighting for Better Academic Performance

My students need a comfortable class rug, light filters and proper lighting to eliminate eyestrain, stress and brightness during instructional time.

  • $370 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite the struggles that my students face day-to-day, they are amazing in every way! My first and second graders live in a low socioeconomic area and attend a Title I school at which 100% of the students receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch. My students are faced with living in neighborhoods full of gun violence and gangs, yet they are expected to sit still, be quiet, open up a book and learn something new. They are just not focused on the task at hand. It's time to shift the traditional 20th-century learning towards the 21st century interdisciplinary learning to get them more engaged.

My Project

Florescent lighting and uncomfortable class carpeting can cause students with disabilities difficulty with focusing on academic tasks. Light filters and adequate lighting from lamps are needed to help reduce student's complaints of harsh bright lights and headaches. Additionally, a comfortable, plush class rug will help to reduce students' discomfort of sitting on the hard carpeting in the classroom.

Students perform better academically when they have a comfortable class setting.

Light dimmers/shade and lamps will allow natural lighting from the windows in place of florescent lighting. Light filters can help reduce florescent light brightness and reduce stress and irritability for students with disabilities. A comfortable rug will allow students to focus more on academic tasks.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Carpets CPR467 - Solid Green Rectangle • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
Brightech Kuler Sky Color Changing Torchiere LED Floor Lamp - Dimmable, iOs & Android App Remote Control Light - Lamp for Living Rooms, Game Rooms & Bedrooms - Adjustable Pivoting Head - Black • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Fluorescent Light Covers Cozy Shades - Softening Light Filter, Light Diffuser for Game Room, Classroom, Office, Kids Bedrooms, or Hospital Room 48 x 24 inches - Set of 4 - Tranquil Sky Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Junovo Round Fluffy Soft Area Rugs for Kids Room Children Room Girls Room Nursery,4 Feet,4-Feet,Blue • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$261.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.41

Total project goal

$369.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.38

5 Donors

-$356.88

Donations toward project cost

-$303.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.53

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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