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Mrs. Confer from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Lives

My students need a light/science kit, color theme box and translucent learning manipulatives to use with a light table in our room.

  • $259 goal

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My Students

What is the closest thing to magic? Science! For our littlest learners, the light table in our room is a magical experience. They are mesmerized by the way they can manipulate color with the light.

Our classroom is home to two half day Early Childhood Special Education classes.

With up to 12 children per class, they keep myself and my assistant on our toes. The children are mostly 3 and 4 year olds with developmental delays in the moderate to severe range. All of the students are from a community plagued by high crime, high poverty, and low graduation rates.

My Project

Currently we are very limited in materials that work well with our light table. The addition of the light theme box, mirrors and cube/block manipulatives would allow us to rotate materials and make the light table a permanent part of our sensory and science areas.

Generally speaking, our students have very short attention spans and difficulty sharing learning materials.

Sensory activities are the exception. The children are memorized by the light and color. They will spend long periods of time experimenting with the limited colored tiles we currently have. I am so excited to see what they will be able to do with theses new materials.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $51.99 1 $51.99
LL527 - Light Table Learning Materials • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL503 - Light & Color Tabletop Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL663 - Lakeshore Size & Color Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LK467 - Crystal Climbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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