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Mrs. Johnson from Quincy IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light It Up Learning!

Help me give my students the hands on sensory experience of using a light table to learn math, literacy and science skills all while learning social skills of sharing materials and items.

  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a self-contained special ed preschool classroom set up for children on the Autism Spectrum. Our building serves only at-risk children and we have a very high poverty rate with all of our students receiving free breakfast and lunch.

My students have varying abilities of communication, motor skills, cognitive skills, and social skills.

Most of the students in my classroom start on their third birthday whenever that falls throughout the year. We work on building a communication system for each child. We focus a lot on communication, social and academic skills. Our goal is to help our students with their sensory needs to become regulated in order to learn and interact with peers.

My Project

My students need the latest technology in education to spark their interest and engagement in math and literacy activities. My students will have a wonderful time using the light table and materials to explore their sensory needs, increase their social, literacy and math skills. They love hands-on activities that allow them to be creative and explore in their own ways.

My students are visual learners and need to be provided with a variety of visual stimuli to learn new skills.

We have a list of activities we are waiting to do with the light table as soon as we get it. The multi-model​ approach to learning is wonderful for my students. They will be thrilled to have a new item to learn with.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
AA530 - My First Light Table Discovery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$503.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$541.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.56

Total project goal

$637.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.09

8 Donors

-$392.66

Donations toward project cost

-$335.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$242.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$206.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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