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Mrs. Brams from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Sensory Play With a Light Table

Help me give my students a light table and manipulatives, to promote sensory engagement and scientific discovery in the classroom.

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a PreK class in an urban area. We are a Title I school, which means that most families are below poverty. My students come from many diverse multicultural backgrounds. All students receive free breakfast, lunch and snack. This is their first time in a school setting.

My students love to explore different hands-on multi-sensory manipulatives.

My students are creative and full of questions about the world around them. They love hands-on engaging activities that challenge them to think outside the box!

My Project

Some may think a light table is just for science exploration and discovery, but the benefits definitely don’t end there.

A light table can be used to enhance literacy, math, and writing skills in fun and playful ways.

Children are naturally drawn to the gentle glow of the light table and tend to stay there for long periods of time, which is great for stretching those budding attention spans of my PreK students!

The light table is a versatile tool that can be used for everything from open-ended play experiences to arts and crafts, to teaching academic concepts, and more! My students will be using the Crystal Building Blocks and MagnaTiles for sorting, counting, measuring, building and much more!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
RA432 - Crystal Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$431.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.67

Total project goal

$551.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.13

6 Donors

-$501.13

Donations toward project cost

-$425.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.17

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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