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Ms. Hood from Independence MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let There Be *Calming* Light!

Help me give my students florescent light diffusers and lamps for a better learning environment.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You are brave lady," is typically the response when I'm asked what line of work I'm in and freshman science teacher is my response, but I love this age. With their positive outlook on school still intact, we are their first experience in their transition to the difference between middle and high school. Students are beginning to decide what their future after school will look like and we get to help guide the way. We are focusing on what their future will hold, whether it be on the job training or college.

Our district is a very unique district.

We are not associated with a single town, and therefore, students come to us from a variety of experiences. Some students have grown up in rural settings their entire life and some from urban. It currently serves approximately 1,500 students from grades 9-12. It is named after the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark along the Missouri River in nearby Sibley, Missouri. We are located in unincorporated Jackson County, Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area, adjacent to Independence.

My Project

Fluorescent lighting is wonderful for seeing, but with 12 lights and white walls, it makes you feel as if you are under the microscope! With students of a variety of needs and health concerns, subduing the overhead lights and, at times, turning on lamps would be very helpful.

My overhead lights do not have the ability to turn on single rows, so it is all 12 or none.

With no windows, natural light is not an option either. The light diffusers will filter some of the light without making it too dark for learning. The lamps would be useful for times in which full lighting is not needed. Students will feel more comfortable and relaxed without the constant blare of lights in my room!

Ms. Hood
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamps + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB for Bedrooms • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
Boss Office Products B1615-BE Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair without Arms in Blue • Amazon Business $83.14 1 $83.14
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $18.95 4 $75.80
Ikea Holmo Floor Lamp + Led Bulb (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $48.19 1 $48.19
Abilitations Cozy Shades Softening Light Filters - 54 x 24 inches - Pack of 4 - Green • Amazon Business $36.62 1 $36.62
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size, Green, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.88 4 $35.52
Fluorescent Light Cover (4 pack; tranquil blue). Flame-Retardant Fabric, 10 Strong Rare Earth Magnets, Flame Retardant Certification, Reducing Glare Harsh Flicker, Used in Classroom, Home, Office • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
KINGBO Newest 50W Led Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Super Bright 100 LEDs Red-Blue Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Dual Head Gooseneck Desk Plant Light with 2-Switch, Replaceable Bulb (2019 Update) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
The Geeky Days Chemical Symbols Wall Clock Chemical Elements Periodic Table Clock Biology Wall Art Novelty Clock Watch Science Teachers Gift • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Travelwey Home LED Digital Alarm Clock - Outlet Powered, No Frills Simple Operation, Large Night Light, Alarm, Snooze, Full Range Brightness Dimmer, Big Red Digit Display, Black • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97

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