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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Head in the Clouds? Add Learner Friendly Lighting

My students need fluorescent light covers for ambiance, curtains and rods to hide cabinet clutter, and storage bags for our costumes.

  • $464 goal

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My Students

I teach eighth, tenth, and eleventh graders in English Language Arts. We are blessed to learn from each other in a small, rural school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My students' interests range from playing sports to participating in drama camp to showing farm animals at the county fair.

Our school is categorized as highest poverty. All students are offered free breakfast and lunch, and I am thankful that they don't have to worry about what they will eat and instead can focus on what they will learn.

My Project

In our classroom, we have Skypanels, which are decorative light diffusers. They look like clouds in the sky, and students love the ambiance that the Skypanels create. We are requesting four more Skypanels to diffuse the harsh fluorescent lighting from the remaining uncovered lights.

Also, we use costumes in our classroom to act out scenes from literature, such as The Great Gatsby, Beowulf, and Julius Caesar.

It would be helpful to have bags for storing these costumes since we don't have an actual costume closet and have limited space.

Lastly, there are wooden cabinets without doors in the classroom where these bags of costumes and other items can be kept. In order to hide the clutter, we are requesting curtains and tension rods.

These requested items will improve the look and function of our classroom, making it a more creative and organized learning space for the students.

Mrs. Hollands
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cumulus II Skypanels • USA Skypanels $59.99 4 $239.96
Chevron Curtains Blackout Window Shade Tie Up Curtain Valances 33 by 29-Inch Rod Pocket Kitchen Curtain, Set of 1 Panel - Chevron Black / Gray • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Earthwise Clear Storage Bags Heavy Duty Extra Large Transparent Moving Totes w/ Zipper closure Reusable Backpack Carrying Handles - Compatible with IKEA Frakta Hand Carts ( 3 Pack ) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Kenney Spring Tension Curtain Rod, 28 to 48-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $8.65 3 $25.95

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