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Mrs. Fortuna from Charlotte NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting Makes a Difference in Learning

Help me give my students a more serene environment with fluorescent light covers.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are thoughtful, curious, and eager learners that come from a variety of backgrounds. Over half of my students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, so making the classroom a place where they have an advantage is important.

My fourth-grade students are beginning to discover their own learning styles and enjoy the freedom to choose how and what they learn.

Their energetic and inquisitive nature makes them an extremely fun group of students to teach and challenge. As they grow in independence and self-awareness, I want to give them the opportunity to take ownership of their learning.

My Project

Our classroom is a warm and inviting place and needs the lighting to match. Our class has sixteen florescent lights and only one small window. These light covers will dim the harsh florescent lights and mimic natural light. These harsh lights make it difficult for my students with special needs who are sensitive to light and my student who frequently has seizures within the classroom. I have had light bulbs removed in areas these students are seated, however would love to enhance the lighting even further to meet their sensory needs.

We need lighting that mirrors the warm, calming environment my students and I have created.

These light covers will enhance our learning space and benefit every student in my room.

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Mrs. Fortuna
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fluorescent Light Covers Filters 2'x4' - Classroom Supplies, Hospital and Office Space High Pixel,Decorative, Sensory Inset Ceiling Light Filters - Durable Special Education Supplies - 4 Pack (Clouds) • Amazon Business $49.95 4 $199.80

Materials cost

$199.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.83

Total project goal

$292.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.21

2 Donors

-$194.81

Donations toward project cost

-$165.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.22

match offer

-$97.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.61

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$0.00

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