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Mrs. Catchot from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Room

Help me give my students lighting that is appropriate for their sensory needs. Our students have various challenges, and having a variety of lights will help to assist them in day to day challenges.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are amazing kids, ages 3 to 5, who all have some degree of challenges. Our program helps give them a jump start, and prepares them to enter kindergarten with an advantage that will help them integrate with their non-challenged peers.

Most of our students benefit from focusing on gross and fine motor skills, basic academic skills and early social skills.

We integrate these skills as much as possible by using crafts, art and imaginary play.

This project will allow us to provide resources for our students to spark their imaginations. Much of what we have in our classroom now has been donated or purchased second hand, and many of the items are damaged and becoming less than desirable to use with 3 year olds. Our goal would be to replace these items with newer things for the students to enjoy and expand their imaginations.

My Project

We are in need of rope lighting to assist our many students with various challenges. I have chosen this for my preschool special needs class to create a soothing and inviting environment. The children can function better without chaos and bright lights. The rope lights in my room will offer an availability to dim as needed for my students. I have researched the effects of calming lights when used with child autism and other sensory disorders, and the results are astounding. I am excited to be able to give my students an opportunity to thrive in their own classroom environment.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LE 33ft 120 LED Dimmable Rope Lights, Warm White Patio Light, Battery Powered, IP44 Water Resistant, 8 Modes/Timer, Outdoor Decoration Light for Garden, Party, Christmas and More • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Command Outdoor Light Clips, 20 Clips, 24 Strips (AW017-20NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $7.49 4 $29.96
MineTom LED -1 Lot of 20 CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Button Cell Coin Battery, Specially Made for LED Light • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80

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