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Ms. Kirkpatrick from Midlothian IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Life!

Help me give my students a light table that they can explore with!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Special Ed Preschool teacher and have 18 amazing students. We are a half day program so we pack a lot of fun and learning into our morning and afternoon sessions. My classroom has some outstanding students that are lively, spunky, and capable.

I need to adapt things for my students with mobility issues so they feel fully included.

My students have a hunger for learning and love experiencing new things. They take joy in the little things and great pride when they accomplish a task.

My Project

I have always admired light tables from afar. Whenever I've seen them in other teacher's classrooms or in educational magazines I've always had this desire to have one in my classroom one day.

Unfortunately light tables are expensive and not typically considered to be an essential item needed for education.

I read recently that children are naturally drawn to the glow from a light table and will typically engage with items on the table longer. You can play with a variety of manipulative on a light table that covers topics in math, science and literacy.

Activities done on the light table will not only be exciting and fun for the child, but will help build their academic stamina as they stay engaged with an activity for longer periods of time. This is something that I am always trying to work on with my students as they struggle with attending to tasks for longer periods of time.

This light table will do wonders in my classroom and will be something that all of my tiny humans will enjoy.

Ms. Kirkpatrick
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00

Materials cost

$349.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.81

Total project goal

$452.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.05

5 Donors

-$226.80

Donations toward project cost

-$210.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$204.64

Match offers toward project cost

-$173.94

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.61

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$0.00

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