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Ms. Harrison from Knoxville TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lovely Lantern Lights for Learning Lots!

Help me give my students a new classroom rug, lights for our small group table (and bulbs), and caddies for the table top.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school includes a large variety of students from various countries all over the world. One hundred percent of the students at my school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and we are a school-wide recipient of Title I funds.

One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing the change that my students undergo over the course of the year.

I am fortunate enough to see kids develop ways to express kindness each and every day. They use manners that weren't present in August. I have seen students who loathed reading turn into book lovers. A great part is hearing students say that math is their favorite subject because that was not true for me as a child.

My classroom is full of faces and personalities that will impact our future world. As a teacher, I believe it is my job to do everything I can to make sure that impact will be a positive impact.

My Project

These lanterns (with bulbs and electrical sets) will be hung over our small group reading table which is used multiple times each day for more individualized instruction. I use lots of lamps and floor lights in my classroom to be able to keep the bright, fluorescent lights off. With lamps and music playing, students are much more comfortable and I find they work with more stamina as if they were at a kitchen table instead of a table in a factory. These lights will provide needed light in our back corner so the overhead lights can remain off.

Even in third grade, students still often times come to the carpet for lessons.

Also, the front carpet is always a choice if they feel they need to separate themselves from others to be most successful. I chose this rug because they are responsible for knowing all the states in Grade 3, but this is a fun, bright map that will make for a cheery environment. Lastly, I am asking for 2 caddies for our table supplies. In my classroom, students have few of "my" materials but work from caddies that hold a host of materials. This encourages them to help each other clean up and put things up because they are all depending on the caddy being full next time. They can earn table tickets for helping each other and working as a team to promote team work and a helpful attitude.

Ms. Harrison
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KC CUBS Playtime Collection USA United States Map Educational Learning & Game Area Rug Carpet for Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (5'0" x 6'6") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Simple Deluxe 2-Pack 20 Feet Extension Hanging Lantern Pendant Light Lamp Cord Cable E26/E27 Socket (no Bulb Included) On/Off Switch UL Listed • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Just Artifacts 24" White Paper Lanterns (Set of 5) - Click for more Chinese/Japanese Paper Lantern Colors & Sizes! • Amazon Business $30.48 1 $30.48
Sylvania Home Lighting 74765 A19 Efficient 8.5W Soft White 2700K 60W Equivalent A29 LED Light Bulb (24 Pack), Count • Amazon Business $24.08 1 $24.08
mDesign Plastic Portable Nursery Storage Organizer Caddy Tote - Divided Basket Bin with Handle - Holds Bottles, Spoons, Bibs, Pacifiers, Diapers, Wipes, Baby Lotion - BPA Free - Large, 2 Pack - Clear • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$177.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.09

Total project goal

$247.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.26

5 Donors

-$206.91

Donations toward project cost

-$176.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.74

Matching donations from our partners

-$40.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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