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Ms. Zucker from Sycamore IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diffusing the Stress

My students need florescent light diffusers for my classroom in order to help my students, and other students who use my room throughout the day, focus and stay calm while working on academics.

  • $368 goal

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My Students

This project is supporting high school students with a variety disabilities and health needs. This will help impact students in ABLE classes, Instructional level classes, and our Forum classes as they use my room for testing purposes at various times throughout the day.

Our town is a great, cozy community and we thrive on the support of our families, especially with the hit to our budgets as of recently.

As most of us know, the harsh light emitted from the fluorescent bulbs can make the day difficult. Another teacher purchased expensive florescent light diffusers and has seen huge positive behavioral and emotional impact in his classes. I'd like to offer my students the same!

My Project

I am requesting florescent light diffusers for my classroom in order to help my students, and other students who use my room throughout the day, focus and stay calm while working on academics. Studies have shown the normally unnoticeable 50–60 Hz flicker from fluorescent tubes powered by electromagnetic ballasts are associated with headaches and eyestrain, which can hurt a student's performance through the day. This can also have a negative impact on students with disabilities, like Autism. After seeing positive results from another classroom who purchased these diffusers, I would like to offer my students the same opportunity for a calmer, less stressful environment where students can unwind and focus on the academic work at hand.

Ms. Zucker
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cloud 001 • Octo-Lights $29.99 6 $179.94
Cloud 004 • Octo-Lights $29.99 3 $89.97

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