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Ms. Kuennen from Minneapolis MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let There Be Non-Flourescent Light

Help me give my students 6 Black Diamond Moji lanterns, flourescent light covers and batteries.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My curious, motivated, and inspiring students are eager to learn! My school qualifies for universal free breakfast and lunch due to over 80% free or reduced-price lunch status. Our students and their families live in an economically disadvantaged community. My first graders and I are part of a 4 classroom team which will loop together through second grade. Over the course of two years, my students and my teacher colleagues and I will have countless opportunities to learn from each other.

Our class motto is We never, never, never, never, never give up!

This means we all work together, ask questions, and think hard every day.

My inspiring and inspired students appreciate the generosity of donors who help us obtain the resources we need.

My Project

I'm currently preparing my classroom for the return of my students. They were first graders with me last year and will return for another year with me as second graders. I'm thinking about setting up our classroom to be as comfortable as possible.

The addition of table top lanterns and light filters for our overhead lights will definitely create a more relaxed mood.

We regularly engage in Flashlight Friday and wear headlamps or use battery operated candles to do some relaxed reading and I'm always aware that the lower light level seems to put everybody in a more mellow frame of mind. Spending a year together means I have a deep understanding of the needs of my learners and I know that many of my more active scholars will definitely benefit from these lights and filters.

Ms. Kuennen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Diamond Moji Lantern, Graphite • Amazon Business $15.85 6 $95.10
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 2 $56.18
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74

Materials cost

$187.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.81

Total project goal

$258.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.73

4 Donors

-$246.23

Donations toward project cost

-$209.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.93

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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