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Mrs. TUOMI from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Table Lights Up Learner's Minds

My students need a center that will allow them to explore while simultaneously practicing skills in math, science, and reading. The light up table will literally light up the imaginations of my students as they learn.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are first time school learners who are extremely active, motivated, excited, and may I say adorable. A majority of my students come to my class in July knowing little or no English. A majority of my students are Latino with 3 students who were born in Bangladesh. All of my students come from families whose income falls within the poverty level. Many of my children live with multiple families in small apartments where space is at a premium.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to have taught in my school since its inception.

The school offers free breakfast and lunch to all of our pre K to 5th grade students and often these are the only meals they eat in a day. The students in my class are eager to learn through motivating higher level activities. Unfortunately, I have only an hour of teacher assistant time twice a week for my active and needy four year olds and keeping everyone on task and learning can often be a challenge.

The more stimulating, hands-on manipulatives and centers I can rotate in my classroom, the more time I can devote to each student's individual needs.

My Project

My little learners are so filled with energy and excitement and it is always challenging to supply them with learning centers that will engage them in an activity for longer than 5 minutes without the need of adult intervention. This light up table will allow 4 to 6 children to explore the wonders of light while learning concepts in math, reading, and science. The children will have ample manpulatives to motivate them to learn such concepts as letter recognition, shape recognition, number identification, writing practice and cooperative learning activities while building and creating. This center will enhance learning every day.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$408.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$37.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.15

Total project goal

$567.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.69

4 Donors

-$517.69

Donations toward project cost

-$440.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.64

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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