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Ms. Lewis from Charleston SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let There Be Light!

My students need soft non-fluorescent lighting to create a more soothing learning environment. My library is filled with harsh lighting that gives us headaches and is not conducive to watching the Smart Board!

  • $345 goal

This project expired on September 10, 2018.

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My Students

Our middle school is currently in its second year. We are serving grades 5-7 this school year, and we will keep all the same students next year in grades 6-8. I am the teacher librarian for the school and am in the unique position to serve all of our students! Our school is a Title I, free lunch school.

Our students love visiting the library and make space.

They enjoy checking out books, working on cool STEAM projects, being engaged by hands-on projects, and working collaboratively! Middle school is a unique time where students still love play but are also navigating social relationships.

Having materials and activities that encourage students to read and have positive experiences are crucial! Thank you for helping my students be successful!

My Project

Our library is filled with harsh fluorescent lighting, which isn't good for students or adults. Studies have proven that more natural lighting is better, but since fluorescent is cheap, that is usually what we get!

I want to fill our library with natural light!

I received lamps and high efficiency LED bulbs, but I need lamp shades and power sources to make our natural lighting dream a reality!

Students have told me the harsh lighting can make their eyes feel like burning - I want them to be able to read books in comfort! We would appreciate a warmer, softer environment.

Ms. Lewis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Aspen Creative 31251 Transitional Drum (Cylinder) Shaped Spider Construction Lamp Shade in Off White, 8" Wide, 8" x 8" x 11", Striped • Amazon Business $28.99 3 $86.97
Aspen Creative 31033 Transitional Hardback Drum (Cylinder) Shape Spider Construction Lamp Shade in Off-White, 8" wide (8" x 8" x 11") • Amazon Business $28.99 3 $86.97
ZESEN 10 Outlet Metal Surge Protector Power Strip with 4ft Heavy Duty Cord, 125V/15A, ETL Listed • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98

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