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Ms. Wilcox from Independence MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Illuminate Our Learning

My students need string lights and cordless lamps to enhance our learning environment by creating peaceful, comfortable lighting throughout our classroom.

  • $247 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a Lighthouse School for The Leader in Me, so I have a class full of inspirational leaders. They are learning and living out Stephen Covey's 8 Habits. They lead in an abundance of ways both in and out of the classroom.

My students come from diverse backgrounds.

Many live in government housing. School is the best place for them to find comfort, thrive, and grow.

They are mathematicians, scientists, readers, writers, artists, historians, inventors, and more. Through problem solving and real life learning experiences, they're learning to think critically, collaborate, communicate effectively and embrace creativity.

My Project

My goal is to create a cozy class setting to enhance learning.

Students spend the majority of their day at school, so I want it to be a place that brings comfort and relaxation.

This currently includes comfy seating, soft music, home-type decorations and keeping the florescent lights turned off because they are too bright. Recently a couple lamps broke and half of our string lights have burnt out. In addition, we have exhausted our supply of batteries and light bulbs.

This project will help us better illuminate our classroom and enhance our learning environment. We will be able to more effectively light our space for the rest of the year and beyond.

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

This project will reach 17 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
50ft Black String Lights, 60 G40 Globe Bulbs (10 Extra); Connectable, Waterproof, Indoor/Outdoor Globe String Lights for Patios, Parties, Weddings, Backyards, Porches, Gazebos, Pergolas & More • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
WRalwaysLX Table Lamp,Retro LED Night Light,bedside Lamp With Wireless PIR LED Motion Sensor Night Light,USE 3x 1.5VAAA Battery,Powered Light for Living,Bedroom,Bathroom,Hallway,Kitchen • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Light Accents 150 Watt Floor Lamp with Side Reading Light - Floor Lamps - Dorm Room Floor Lamp - Floor Lamps for Living Room - Kids Floor Lamp - Standing Lamp (Black) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E92BP-24 • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
GE 41032-12 75-Watt A19, Soft White, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23

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