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Ms. Milligan from Wilmington DE is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm and Quiet: A Welcoming Learning Space

My students need fluorescent light filters to create a warm environment with light that is easier on the eyes. My students need headphones that will fit their heads for use with technology.

  • $244 goal

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My Students

“Learning Happens at BSS”

BSS is devoted to meeting the diverse needs of every child, every day, to promote success and prepare students for life.

That's our mission statement. And I take it seriously. My children come from diverse backgrounds. We are an inclusion classroom so I work with a variety of students with a range of disabilities, including emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners.

My students are more productive, engaged, and happy because they are able to pick seating that best serves them by allowing them to choose a spot to work independently or collaborate with peers.

My Project

Currently there are overhead fluorescent lights in my classroom. The light they provide is too bright and artificial. I try to leave the lights off as much as possible but it is often too dark in the room unless it is a sunny day. These fluorescent light filters are magnetized to cover over the fluorescent light. This creates a much calmer, warmer learning space.

It makes sense that students would learn better in a place where they feel comfortable and valued.

Our classroom is unusually hot and humid throughout the seasons. Keeping the lights off makes the room feel cooler, especially after recess. But then it's not always easy to see what I have written on the board, for example. The filters would provide the light needed while making the room feel cooler.

Besides lighting affecting the students' learning, the use of technology is another critical component in making my students successful citizens of the community. With technology, however, comes noise. At the elementary level, many of the computer programs the children use are in a game format filled with animation and fun sounds. This can create quite a noisy environment. Having the kid-sized headphones will eliminate this problem. Most headphones are too large for my little learners' heads so they end up not using them.

With your contributions, my students will be in a comfortable and quiet setting to achieve their best.

Ms. Milligan
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Egghead Stereo School Headphone with Leatherette Ear Cushion, Black, EGG-IAG-1008-SO • Amazon Business $9.95 15 $149.25
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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