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Mrs. Harris from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building with Light

My students need 2 light table with bricks and tiles they can use to create light and STEM projects.

  • $736 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the opportunity to teach preschool students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in a low income area. Many of my students come from Spanish speaking homes which means they are learning 3 languages: Spanish, English and American Sign Language. They are all eager to learn and hunger for language.

Many times when my students start school, they have no way of communicating with their family, peers or teachers.

They enter school at the age of 3 which can be a scary transition. Some are ready to say good bye to mom and dad while others have a difficult time. My goal is to provide a adequate learning environment that provides the supplies they need to become successful in their learning.

My Project

With these two light tables, bricks and tiles, my students will experience STEM hands-on activities and experiments while being challenged to think critically, solve problems, and acquire the skills and language needed to enter a STEM-related field.

My students will be learning through their creative building structures which give them a sense of autonomy over their learning.

They will discover new obstacles, and this will make the lessons more meaningful for my students and allow them to become more engaged and excited to learn.

Becoming engaged in the lesson and activities will foster strong language opportunities for my students throughout the day. They will have to describe their structures through literacy opportunities as they draw a picture of their structures and obstacles or explain and describe it to staff and peers. My students will also gain language through interaction with peers and staff expressing and learning about different ways to build structures, letters and numbers. The more language (Sign language) they are exposed to while in school, the more they will feel safe and a part of the community.

Mrs. Harris
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ILLUMINATION LIGHT TABLET • School Specialty $162.37 2 $324.74
BUILDING TILES CLEAR COLORS SET OF 100 • School Specialty $113.59 1 $113.59
TRANSPARA-BRICKS CLASSROOM SET OF 128 • School Specialty $47.35 1 $47.35
CRYSTAL COLOR STACKING BLOCKS - SET OF 50 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27

Materials cost

$498.95

Vendor shipping charges

$49.90

State sales tax

$39.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$625.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.38

Total project goal

$735.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$735.88

3 Donors

-$727.06

Donations toward project cost

-$625.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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