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Mrs. Baker from Boise ID is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Library! Gear for a 21st Century Learning Space

My students need an accurate globe, display lighting, signs, art supplies, and other resources to illuminate all of their learning and projects in their library MakerSpace!

  • $1,299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library is the heart of the school, often packed wall-to-wall with students who love it's energetic atmosphere and opportunities to learn and play. However, it needs to be brightened up with some lighting, signage, supplies, and teaching tools!

My students are an amazing, enthusiastic, diverse group of over 1,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

We have students who are just learning English and students who are taking advanced high school math, students winning national art contests and students with significant special needs, students who have well-conceived plans to be President one day and students who just love to quietly read a book. Our school loves to learn and explore, and so much of that happens in its heart -- our library!

My Project

With the resources from this grant, we will be able to build and enjoy eye-catching displays of student artwork, thematic books, and event promotions. We will be able to learn more about our world with an up-to-date globe and have fireside chats and read-alouds at our little fireplace. We will create announcements and masterpieces with art supplies and projection boards, and archive/share them on a large digital picture frame. We will add giant chess to our well-loved game collection and celebrate our victories with displays and maybe even impromptu mini-dance parties!

Our students pack the library to overflowing and love its resources, even the globe -- which is broken in half and features the USSR -- and our dimly-lit displays.

A new globe will help them better understand their world. These display lights will bring life to dark corners. New signs and art supplies help students and staff interact. Accents and updates to the library, like a miniature fireplace or an oversized chess set, will truly make this space a HOME within our school.

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Mrs. Baker
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Replogle Globes Byrd Illuminated Globe, 16-Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $267.00 1 $267.00
New Star Foodservice 54590 Stanchions, 36" Height, 6.5' Retractable Belt, Black Powder Coated (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $79.95 2 $159.90
Micca M1503Z 15-Inch 1024x768 High Resolution Digital Photo Frame With 8GB Storage Media, Auto On/Off Timer, MP3 and Video Player (Black) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Duraflame 450 Black Freestanding Electric Stove DFS-450-2 • Amazon Business $92.07 1 $92.07
Junior Jumbo Chess with 4' x 4' Mat • Amazon Business $89.50 1 $89.50
LED Message Board, Woodsam (TM) 32"x24" Flashing Illuminated Erasable Fluorescent Writing Sign • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Crayola 462ct Colored Pencils Classpack 14 Colors • Amazon Business $57.14 1 $57.14
(Pack of 6) 8½" x 11" Acrylic Sign Holder / Clear Table Card Display / Plastic Upright Menu Ad Frame • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
HitLights Eclipse Pre-Cut Multicolor RGB Home Accent LED Tape Light Strip Kit - Includes Remote Control and Power Adapter - Four Pre-Cut One Foot Strips, Wire Mounting Clips and Connectors • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Lightahead® LED Projector Strobe flash Holographic Disco party Lighting Light Mini Portable Voice-activated Version with tripod for Club Dj Disco Bar Stage House etc (6 Patterns) (Black) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Seresroad® Magic Automatic Rotating Strobe Crystal Stage Light LED RGB Color Bright Lamp Full Changing Projector Bulb Idea Design For Pub DJ Disco Club KTV Bar Wedding Home Birthday Party Shows Garden Xmas Ballroom Colorful on Wall Ceiling and Floor (51-LED Multi-Color Changer) Black Plug and Play (1, Black SL-215) • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
OxyLED® T-01 DIY Stick-on Anywhere 4-LED Touch Tap Light Push Light, LED Night Light for Closets, Attics, Garages, Car, Sheds, Storage Room • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
lederTEK 50 RGB Ball LED Color Changing with 16 Feet Linkable Ball String Christmas Xmas Lights USCRSMSLT-YQRGB • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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