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Ms. Marchesini from Steamboat SPR CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft Lighting for Calm and Focused Learning

Help me give my students a calm learning environment with string lights, the soft glow of a lamp, and the soothing scents of a diffuser.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

All of my students are joyful and eager to learn. They participate in STEM buddies, helping younger students make observations and explore new materials; they learn new languages and make connections with their peers; they demonstrate perseverance as they work through problems without giving up. Students in my classroom and at my school are diverse in their socio-economic status, home languages, personal experiences and educational needs.

My students need calming lights to help them focus and learn in our classroom.

As my students work to better themselves, I strive to provide the best educational environment possible. These additional materials will help me create a calm and supportive classroom environment for all my students.

My Project

There is a lot of research about Trauma Informed Care, and creating a calming and welcoming environment for all students at school. The fluorescent lights in our classroom are too bright and overwhelming, causing my students to be over-stimulated which impairs their ability to focus and learn throughout the day.

The string lights and lamp will create a soft glow in our classroom and the diffuser will facilitate a calming environment, helping students focus on their learning.

My students frequently ask to work with the lights off or partially off, wanting to write or read from only the light coming from our windows, which isn't enough. I want my students to feel comfortable in our classroom with calm lighting that helps them focus and learn.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LIDORE 100 Counts Super Bright Clear Mini Christmas tree Lights. White Wire Best Gift for Decoration. End to End Connection. Set of 100 • Amazon Business $8.25 5 $41.25
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set – (8 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Impress Life Nautical Theme Decorative String Lights, Under The Sea Sand Dollars Seahorse Beach Lights with Remote 10 ft 30 LEDs for Covered Outdoor Camping Wedding Birthday Bedroom Parties Ornaments • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser,100ml Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Kikkerland LT14 Pineapple LED Light • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48

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