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Ms. Martinez from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Glowing Our Brains

Help me give my students flashlights, black light bars, UV tape, glow sticks, balloons and glow in the dark Magna Tiles.

  • $682 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten this year. About 90% of the students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch. All of the students in my classroom are bilingual students. In my classroom, we work on strengthening our Spanish reading, writing, and speaking skills. Some of my students come from difficult family lives, but they don't let that stop them from learning and trying their best!

Most students are living with a single parent, grandparent, or both parents who work full time.

Although many parents are eager to help in any way they can, I want to help them provide the best for their child.

I plan on building a community in our classroom that will allow each student to feel comfortable and express their creativity. I want to support my students the best I can! They like to move, they love to be part of our community, and they love lots of positive attention.

My Project

It is my goal to provide my students with as many meaningful and memorable learning experiences as I can. I want to both engage and challenge my students each day. One way to do this is with the use of glow in the dark games. When students step into our glow in the dark classroom, their engagement and desire to learn will skyrocket.

Glow games are a great way to review concepts we have already learned in a fun and engaging way.

As a teacher, I am always striving to present materials in a fun and engaging way that will meet the learning styles and needs of all my students. Students will work together completing challenging, content-based task cards while doing what they love best-playing games! This room transformation, along with gamed based activities, will definitely create an environment where all learners can be successful.

The flashlights will be used on Friday for our Flashlight Friday activity. Students will be able to ready their books with their flashlights. I want students to establish their love of reading at an early age.

Ms. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Onforu 3 Pack 24W UV LED Black Light Bar, 5ft Power Cord with US Plug and Switch, Glow in The Dark Party Supplies for Stage Lighting, Halloween, Body Paint, Fluorescent Poster, Birthday Wedding Party • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Magna Tiles Glow in The Dark Set – LED Light Included – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity & Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $29.99 4 $119.96
FASTPRO 18-Pack, 9-LED Mini Flashlight Set, 54-Pieces AAA Batteries are Included and Pre-Installed, Perfect For Class Teaching, Camping, Wedding Favor • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
BUDI 200 Glow Sticks 467Pcs Glow Party Favors for Kids/Adults: 200 Glowsticks Party Packs 7 colors+ Connectors for Glow Necklace, Flower Balls, Luminous Glasses and Triple/Butterfly Bracelets • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (12 Pack, 6 Colors, 66ft per Color), Fluorescent Cloth Tape, 2 Pack Highlighter Pens • Amazon Business $28.80 2 $57.60
Glow King UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Glow Party Balloons - 50-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94

Materials cost

$541.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$579.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.26

Total project goal

$681.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$681.76

2 Donors

-$634.71

Donations toward project cost

-$545.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.21

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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