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Ms. Thoma from Halsey OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Learning!

Help me give my students lighting for our classroom that has no windows. We would like to hang string lights throughout the classroom in order to eliminate our need to use the overhead lights.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school that services five small, rural communities. Many of my students come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and several are English Language Learners. Because of our location, many students have long trips to and from school, as well as many responsibilities at home.

Despite these hardships, they come to school every day excited to learn and looking forward to every single day.

They set high standards for themselves and work hard to achieve those goals through teamwork, inquiry, and perseverance. We take pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment where we foster a growth mindset. We know that mistakes help us grow and that we are better when we learn together.

My Project

Unfortunately, our school is a very old building and our classroom has no windows. This lack of natural light will be hard on my students because it means we have to rely solely on the overhead halogen lightbulbs. The overhead lights are often too bright for students. The light, as well as the noise they emit, can also overstimulate sensitive students.

I would like to be able to light the classroom using LED string lights and lamps in order to reduce the possibility of overstimulation and allow my students to focus solely on their learning.

LED lights do not utilize the same mechanisms, and therefore are much less likely to make a buzzing noise. I chose warm colors for the lights to ensure that they aren't overwhelming while still providing adequate lighting for learners. We have a very warm and welcoming atmosphere in our classroom and with your help our lighting to mirror that!

Ms. Thoma
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HYH Christmas String Lights 105Ft 300 LEDs with UL Certified End-to-End Expandable Plug, 8 Modes Waterproof Outdoor Indoor Fairy String Lights for Party, Christmas Tree, Holiday Decoration(Warm White) • Amazon Business $22.90 3 $68.70
Floor Lamp by Light Accents - Medusa 5 Light Standing Lamp - Multi Head Standing Lamp with 5 Adjustable White Acrylic Reading Lamps - Lamps for Living Room • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Command Wire Hooks, 16 hooks, 24 strips, White, Small, Easy to Open Packaging (GP067-16NA) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Fluxtronics A19 LED Light Bulbs, 75 Watt ~ 100 Watt Equivalent, 1100 Lumens, 5000K Daylight White, Non Dimmable,11W = 75W Light Bulb, E26 Base LED Bulb, UL Listed, 3 Years Warranty, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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