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Mrs. Kilpatrick from Charlotte NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shining the Light on the Media Center

My students need Rayovac flashlights and batteries to support work with light and shade and reading in dim lighting for school events.

  • $276 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our classroom encompasses a creative and excited group of eight, nine, ten, and eleven year old scholars eager to have hands-on and rich learning experiences.

Each learning community includes scholars needing necessary reading materials to be successful during workshop.

Some students speak another language at home. Students have individual book bins in which they can store their reading books.

Our schedule includes a test preparation course annually; student test taking strategies are regularly utilized. In addition, small group reading instruction is a regular part of the daily literacy block.

My Project

The requested Rayovac laterns and Duracell lantern batteries will be a great tool in a figurative and literal sense supporting scholars with using the flashlights during literacy and science instruction.

Flashlights are know to be a source of reading enjoyment for students and these flashlights would serve as an engaging way in which to integrate science content.

Students can share flashlights with partners and can explore how the sun's light is seen at different parts of the 24-hour rotation of the Earth. These materials will engage scholars in literacy and will engage the scholars in literacy instruction. Students use the flashlights while they read and experiment.

Mrs. Kilpatrick
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rayovac Industrial Value Bright Floating Lantern Blue, 6V Battery • $8.75 15 $131.25
Duracell MN908 Alkaline 6V Lantern Battery, 1-Each • $13.85 4 $55.40

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