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Mrs. H. from Huntsville AL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mood Lighting for a More Positive Experience

My students need a set of clip-on desk lamps to work in a calming environment.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative and invested in pursuing different art forms. I teach 6-8th grade in a P-8 school; where my students take select arts courses in addition to core academic classes.

Our students come to us so they can express themselves in a more creative way than what is possible at a traditional school.

We believe that practicing the arts is a fundamental part of developing children's minds. I strive to provide an environment where students are comfortable to express themselves.

My Project

Extended exposure to fluorescent lights, like the ones used in schools, can cause headaches, eyestrain, and stress/anxiety. To make matters worse, my classroom is windowless. With no natural light to work with, comfortable lighting is a struggle in my classroom. I strive to find alternative lighting strategies to reduce the negative effects of the constant fluorescent lighting in the school. I use fairy lights around my boards and lamps around the room, but it isn't enough light for the students to be able to see comfortably at their desks.

By donating to our project, not only will you be helping to improve students' health, you will also be helping students to stay calm and have a more positive experience in school.

It is important for kids to learn to control their emotions throughout the day, and providing a calm and relaxing place for the students is half the battle.

The LED desk reading lights that I am requesting prevent light flicker and negative radiation and allow the students to set the light to suit their needs. This helps the students to take ownership of their own learning.

Mrs. H.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iCKER Desk Lamp with 16 LEDs, Clip on Reading Light for Books in Bed, 3 Levels Brightness, USB Rechargeable, 360° Flexible Gooseneck, Adapter Included • Amazon Business $10.99 20 $219.80

Materials cost

$219.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.83

Total project goal

$318.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.84

7 Donors

-$271.34

Donations toward project cost

-$230.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.70

match offer

-$47.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$40.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.12

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$0.00

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