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Mrs. Bilsky from Clermont FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Classrooms Make for Hard-Working Kids!

Help me give my students a calm classroom by using fluorescent light filters and timers for our classroom lamps.

  • $162 goal

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My Students

My students are explorers, dreamers, thinkers, and collaborators. They are inquisitive, talented, hopeful, and hard-working. They come to school every day excited to learn through exploration of math and science! My kids value their education and they value each other...just as I value them.

My students are our future.

They are going to be farmers, world leaders, teachers, scientists, chefs, engineers, police officers, CEOs, and so much more. My kids have a focus on growth mindset and know what it means to fail, and to always get back up. My hope is to help each of my students succeed by giving them exactly what they need. Some of my students need specific interventions, some need enrichment, but they all need the tools to become successful, not just in 4th grade but for the rest of their lives.

My Project

My students and I love our classroom! In our classroom, we've been working on building friendships, area models, the scientific method, and connecting our real-world experiences to our math content. With all of this hard work, it's easy to see why students sometimes get headaches, after all, their brain is often working overtime with their challenging fourth grade material! In order to help with these headaches, my students and I would love some fluorescent light filters to help filter the harsh fluorescent lights that surrounds us daily. To get around this, we often turn some of the lights off, but this causes difficulty for students with visual impairments and some of my students become distracted by the harsh lights.

We hope to have a fully-inclusive and calm classroom where we can continue to challenge our brains without the headaches!

We also love our classroom lamps but are not able to keep them on all-day, every-day. In order to help with this, we would love two timers to set so that the lamps turn on before students arrive and turn off after students leave the end of the day. These lamps are fantastic for students to read under and enjoy when we have our quiet independent working time. We love our calm classroom and would love to be able to add to the fantastic resources we've been blessed with!

Mrs. Bilsky
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 pack; blue color). Eliminate Harsh Glare that causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School while Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $34.05 1 $34.05
Century Indoor 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer, 3 Prong, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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