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Mrs. Johnston from Nacogdoches TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting Up Learning

My students need a light box center for a hands-on experience discovering letters, numbers, and shapes by having a unique way to create words, manipulate shapes, along with improving their math and handwriting skills.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

My students are part of the GetCap Head Start program here in Nacogdoches. This program provides families from all different backgrounds, and incomes the opportunity to resources for a great education for their preschool aged children within our school district.

My pre-k kiddos come through the classroom ready to 'Learn, Laugh, and Discover in Harmony'.

They love learning through discovery and shared experiences. My students inspire me to look at all things through the lens of a child's eye, as we explore our world and develop skills into becoming great scholars.

My Project

I would like for my students to have a light box center. In this center they will be able to manipulate transparent letters into words, and put them into alphabet order. They can also use the light box to practice their handwriting skills. In Pre-K we begin teaching our students how to hold a pencil, put it to paper, and slowly teach them how to transform scribbles into letters, and letters into words. This Light box will provide my students with a fun and unique way to trace letters and words and fine tune those handwriting skills!

This center will 'light up' learning in our classroom.

The learning doesn't stop at letters. The students will be able to tune into their creative talents by using shapes to create pictures with attribute blocks and other manipulatives. During math centers they can use numbers to build graphs and practice basic skills like putting numbers in order. This center will engage my students in their learning as they build foundational skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Constructive Playthings CHG-74 Cp Toys Ultra Bright Led Light Panel • Amazon Business $149.29 1 $149.29
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
VTech Write & Learn Creative Center (Frustration Free Packaging) • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97

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