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Mrs. Glendenning from West End NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Illuminating Our Way Through a Great School Year

Help me give my students a fascinating way to review reading and math standards taught throughout the year.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

“Tell me and I forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Third grade is a fun-filled year of growth and development.

The students are transitioning from the primary grades to the upper grades where they are learning how to become independent thinkers, collaborators, and innovators. They come into the class with smiles on their faces and a strong will to learn.

I currently teach in an elementary school within a rural district. The district serves many military or military connected families. Our families are very supportive and our students fully immerse themselves in learning.

My Project

“Student engagement, described as the tendency to be behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively involved in academic activities, is a key construct in motivation research (Thijs & Verkuyten, 2009). Consequently, compared to less engaged peers, engaged students demonstrate more effort, experience more positive emotions and pay more attention in the classroom (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004).”“Encouraging Positive Student Engagement and Motivation: Tips for Teachers” -Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Guest Author, Review360 Pearson

Elementary school is one of the most important periods of schooling a child goes through.

The teachers set the precedent for learning. It is where the students first decide if they enjoy school. By offering fun, yet purposeful ways for students to learn, they will become actively engaged in their learning.

In this exciting, blacklight environment the students will collaborate together to review curriculum-based standards. Below is a list of the materials we will use and how they will be implemented.

Jenga Game- Practice math problems and answer reading question stems from a variety of texts.

Blacklights/ Glowsticks- As the room is illuminated in ultraviolet light, students will be traveling to different stations to review concepts and watch their answers “light up”.

Reactive Tape/ Neon Markers/ Cardstock- These items will help me to set up each station and/or the students to complete each station.

Reactive Safety Vests- Because… who would not want to have on clothes that glow?

Third grade brings many changes including a lot of testing and a rigorous curriculum. Students are learning how to multiply and divide and are making the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. By providing students with an engaging environment when learning and reviewing concepts, the students will be motivated and attentive. These materials will excite any type of learner and have them asking to learn more!

Mrs. Glendenning
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neiko 53940A High Visibility Safety Vest, Medium, Neon Yellow • Amazon Business $6.99 23 $160.77
9 LED Black Light, Gohyo 27W LED UV Bar Glow in the Dark Party Supplies for Christmas Blacklight Party Birthday Wedding Stage Lighting, Material Metal Iron • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (6 Pack)(1in x 50ft), Fluorescent Cloth Tape, 11.8mil Thickness • Amazon Business $26.80 1 $26.80
Vivii Glowsticks, 100 Light up Toys Glow Stick Bracelets Mixed Colors Party Favors Supplies (Tube of 100) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
30 Pack Ultra Bright Glow Sticks - Bulk Pack Industrial Grade - 6 Inch Waterproof Glow Stick - Party Glow Light With 12 Hour Duration - Mixed Colors With 30 Strings Included - Bend, Shake to Activate • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
EXPO 1752226 Neon Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 5-Count • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
LUMAND 10 Pack Uv Mini LED Flashlight Keychain Torch Light Lamp Id Currency Passports Detector (10Pcs, Purple) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie 1860443 Neon Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 5 Count • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02

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