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Mrs. Thelen from Portland MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light the Way in DK

My students need ceiling light covers for our overhead lights and alternative floor lamps for soft up-lighting.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Developmental Kindergarten classroom in Portland, Michigan. My experiences working with students ages early 5 - 6 years have led me to believe being part of a calm and cozy environment is necessary for students to feel good and allows them to learn best. I love teaching DK because I get to help foster a love for learning within my students and also create a positive school experience for many of them during their first official year.

My Project

The stark appearance of school atmospheres and harsh fluorescent lighting that is unnatural can really impact young learners without our realizing.

Minimizing the often overpowering overhead lighting and utilizing soft light can alter a child's perception of the classroom, as well as give their brains just the right amount of stimulation to learn.

Research has proven that improved lighting increases students' ability to focus and maintain a sense of calm.

I have chosen to create a project that will provide ceiling covers for fluorescent lights and purchase lamps for soft up-lighting. They will be used in combination to create a learning environment that fits with young children's needs.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 4 $94.24
Simple Designs Home LF2000-BLK Mother-Daughter Floor Lamp with Reading Light, 71.5" x 15.5" x 10", Black • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98

Materials cost

$154.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.92

Total project goal

$219.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.45

5 Donors

-$135.27

Donations toward project cost

-$122.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.49

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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