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Mrs. Peden from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Light Up our Learning!

My students need materials to enrich our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. I am requesting a light table, light table manipulatives, tracing tiles, and x-ray slides. These materials will enhance their learning experiences.

  • $673 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my Kindergarten class of 20 energetic, full-of-life students. We hail from a small coastal town in Mississippi. Our class is eager to learn, and they love to explore new and exciting things. Our school is a Title 1 school with most of our students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. We are also close to a military base and have many students with parents who are active duty and deployed.

While resources are limited, we try to give students as much exposure and experience as we can pack into their ever-growing brains.

Please help us grow our students into the best they can be through your generous offerings.

My Project

My students need this hands-on experience with manipulating light, exploring, and experimenting. We have a large need for materials to enrich our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. I am requesting a light table, light table manipulatives, writing tiles, and x-ray slides. These materials will enhance their experiences with technology and engineering by allowing them to see and manipulate the materials in ways which they would not be able to without a light box. They will also help develop their visual and spacial reasoning skills. These materials will allow students to be active participants in their own STEM learning early which could inspire them to work in fascinating job fields (science, engineering, mathematics, and technology) in their adult lives. By getting students excited early about STEM it can only get better throughout the years. These light tables and materials are fun, hands-on, motivational, and our classroom would be very lucky to have a donation to help us fill our classroom with "light."

Mrs. Peden
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL806 - Light Table Alphabet Tracing Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL807 - Light Table Simple Words Tracing Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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