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  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Catlett
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Illuminated Reading

My students need flashlights, batteries, and floor cushions to make reading more comfortable and engaging.

My Students

My students are curious learners, always asking questions and wanting to know more about the world around them. They are especially excited by nature, animals, the environment and space. They are willing to put in the work to understand the world around them.

My students are collaborative learners.

They help each other because they know that many minds are greater than one. We are a supportive community where everyone is a teacher and a learner.

My students are 21st-century learners. They are growing up in a digital world, and using technology regularly to solve problems and complete tasks. Their world is fast-paced, colorful, and ever-engaging.

My Project

As a reward to my students for working hard all week, I want to offer them a relaxing afternoon of kicking back with a good book. Every Friday during silent reading time, I'll turn out the lights and students will grab their books and turn on their flashlights!

The novelty of reading in the dark will create a new interest in reading that students have never experienced at school.

"Flashlight Fridays" will bring fun and comfort to the classroom, encouraging students feel more relaxed and engaged in their books. Getting lost in the story is what makes reading fun, and I'm always looking for new ways for students to feel that special connection to their books. Comfy seating helps too! In addition to flashlights and batteries, I am requesting five plush floor cushions, so students can stretch out on the floor while they read.

Not only will these materials foster a more exciting reading environment, they will increase the overall focus in the classroom. Offering an incentive like Flashlight Fridays will encourage my students to give their best effort in all areas for the whole week so they can earn that reward.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peace Yoga Zafu Meditation Yoga Cotton Rectangle Bolster Pillow Cushion - Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Pack of 4, BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlight with Lanyard, Assorted Colors, Batteries Not Included, Best Tools for Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Backpacking, Fishing and BBQ • Amazon Business $9.49 7 $66.43
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$176.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.73

Total project goal

$264.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$264.89

3 Donors

-$264.89

Donations toward project cost

-$225.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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