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Mrs. C. from Ogden UT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing My Classroom to Light

Help me give my students more lights and books to brighten our learning environment.

  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I live to teach (and to read, truth be told). One of my greatest joys in life comes from watching student after student find a love of books during their time in my class. This happens every single year; actually, it happens every single day. Students arrive at my school, seeking a second chance for turning their lives around and getting back on track for graduation. Give me a year with them, and I watch them transform from shy, reluctant learners to forces of power to be reckoned with and students who are no longer sitting by, passively waiting for life to happen. Rather, they begin creating their bright futures right in my classroom.

Past struggles with substance abuse, teen pregnancy, homelessness, extreme poverty, gang involvement, or severe social anxiety slowly become a mere shadow of who they are, empowering them to consider, instead, who they want to be, who they can be.

My Project

This Fall will mark my 18th year in the classroom. Each year I listen to my students and take note of what makes my classroom a memorable, comfortable, welcoming place to learn. Early on my classroom looked like the classrooms from my childhood: desks in rows, textbooks stacked on cabinet tops, all awash in harsh lights and very little personality.

Seventeen years in the classroom has taught me that the atmosphere I create helps set the tone for learning before I speak a single word to students.

I am asking for help to bring more light and life to my classroom.

I am seeking funds to purchase LED lights for my bookshelves, lights to add to our classroom stage for performances, supplies for Open Mic celebrations of learning, and books of poetry to help breathe light and life into lessons all throughout the year. Your contribution will directly affect my classroom every single day of the school year, from Day 1 to Day 180. Already students walk by my room, pausing to peek in and to say, "Wow!" For many students, my classroom is home, and our "home" is in need of some updates. When teachers put time into creating special places for teaching and learning, students notice. Thank you for helping provide me with materials that will allow me to infuse my classroom and my students' lives with more light and life!

Mrs. C.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Average Joe Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids - 120 Pack - 12 Oz Paper Coffee Cups, Lids, Sleeves and Stirrers - White To Go Cups, White Lids, Blank Coffee Sleeves to Personalize - Keeps Coffee Hot • Amazon Business $29.97 2 $59.94
Sheoolor 400ml Essential Oil Diffuser for Large Room 20 Hours, Himalayan Salt Lamp Diffuser with 7 Color Changing Lights, Aromatherapy Diffuser with 2 Timers and Waterless Auto-Off for Home Office • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Mind Reader 14 Compartment 3 Tier Large Breakroom Coffee Condiment Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $43.97 1 $43.97
Battery Operated Led Strip Lights with Remote Controller,3M/9.8ft SMD 5050 Waterproof Flexible Strip Lighting for Indoor Outdoor, tv,Desk Table,Dining Bed Room,Boat,Kitchen,Christmas (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Battery Operated Led Strip Lights with Remote Controller,3M/9.8ft SMD 5050 Waterproof Flexible Strip Lighting for Indoor Outdoor, tv,Desk Table,Dining Bed Room,Boat,Kitchen,Christmas (White) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Text Structures From Poetry, Grades 4-12: Lessons to Help Students Read, Analyze, and Create Poems They Will Remember (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $29.36 1 $29.36
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 6-Foot Long Cord, 790 Joule - White • Amazon Business $8.54 2 $17.08
Smash Poetry Journal: 125 Writing Ideas for Inspiration and Self Exploration • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Command (GP067-16NA) Wire Hooks, 16 hooks, 24 strips, White, Small, Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Command Hooks, 6 hooks, 8 strips, Medium (17065CLR-6ES) • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68

Materials cost

$311.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.17

Total project goal

$407.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.79

3 Donors

-$395.44

Donations toward project cost

-$346.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

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$0.00

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