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Ms. Castleberry from Anniston AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

GLOWing Together!

Help me give my students black lights, glow materials, and books as we learn and glow (grow) together in an inclusive classroom. These materials will encourage collaboration to solve problems and respect each others differences.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading to 107 fourth grade students. My students are from low income, high poverty. Eighty percent of our students are on free and reduced lunch. My students are adventurous, innovative, and compassionate. Despite the adversities they face in and out of school, they persevere academically.

A number of my students struggle with reading and perform on a 2nd grade level; this does not stop their drive and hard work.

My kids are very active students who love music, dancing, and moving through the classroom. They also love to solve problems and work hands on. These supplies will help promote a student centered classroom. It will also provide students with unique opportunities to become invested in their education.

My Project

My students inspire me to seek resources to enrich them. A huge focus this year has been to increase empowerment and respect towards each other. These glow materials and books are a great way to have students work together in a fun way out of their usual environment. Glowing together to read about diversity and solve problems about different cultures of the world. Students would attain glow glasses at a vision station to visualize another culture from their Point of View. Using glow materials, I hope to submerge students in learning hands on about respecting each others differences. The black lights will transform our classroom into a glowing classroom, simulating a change in civilization, allowing students with differences to communicate and work together. Students will learn how to respect each other with the book, Happy in Our Skin. Students will use flashlights to read this book in a glow-tastic cave then answer questions written in invisible ink.

At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, the book, Whoever You Are urges students to accept their differences, to recognize their similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping.

They may not look the same, or speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different, but inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. Students will put on their detective hats and solve puzzles about diversity using highlighters and jenga.

These glow materials and accessories are a captivating way to engage students on diversity. I want to provide my students with engaging learning opportunities that allow them to apply their learning and develop a connection despite their differences.

Ms. Castleberry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Light, OPPSK 27W 9LED UV Bar Glow in the Dark Party Supplies for Blacklight Party Birthday Wedding Stage Lighting • Amazon Business $34.49 2 $68.98
American DJ 24" Black Light Fixture with bulb • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Black Light, OPPSK 27W 9LED UV Bar Glow in the Dark Party Supplies for Blacklight Party Birthday Wedding Stage Lighting • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Novelinks 50 Glow Eyeglasses with 100 Pcs 8'' Glow Sticks Pack - Light up Toys Glowsticks Bracelets Assorted Colors in The Dark Light Sticks • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
YQL Outdoor UV Black Light,20W Ultra Violet LED Flood Light,Blacklights for DJ Disco Night Clubs,UV Light Glow Bar,Blacklight Dance Party,Stage Lighting,Glow in The Dark Party Supplies • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
PeerBasics, 10 Pack, Yellow Reflective Safety Vest, Silver Strip, Bright Breathable Neon Yellow (Mesh, 10) • Amazon Business $26.75 1 $26.75
PeerBasics, 10 Pack, Orange Reflective Safety Vest, Silver Strip (Orange Mesh, 10) • Amazon Business $26.75 1 $26.75
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors,Pet Urine Detector for Dog Urine,Pet Stains and Bed Bug Detector,Dog Urine Remover • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop - Glow In The Dark • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Light Up Rings LED Finger Lights 100pk – Glow Rings Bulk Party Favors for Kids, Glow in The Dark Party Supplies, Stocking Stuffers Rave Accessories • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
JOYIN Glow Sticks Bulk 200 8" Glowsticks (Total 456 PCs 7 Colors); Bracelets Glow Necklaces Glow-In-The-Dark Light-up Party Favors Pack. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Novelty Place Party Stars Neon Fedora Plastic Party Hats - Gangster Style & UV Blacklight Glow - for Kids and Adults (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
UV Glow Blacklight Face and Body Paint 0.68oz - Set of 8 Tubes - Neon Fluorescent • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
GIGALUMI 10-Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Glow in The Dark Tape, Fluorescent/Neon Gaffer Tape (.5 in x 16.5 feet) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sharpie 1761791 Accent Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colored, 24-Count • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dazzling Toys Invisible Ink Pen Built in UV Light Pack of 4 Magic Marker Spy Pen | Goody Bag Stuffer • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$431.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.73

Total project goal

$591.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.54

2 Donors

-$569.48

Donations toward project cost

-$502.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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