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Ms. O'Brien from Wilmer AL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft Lights and Flexible Seats

Help me give my students soft lighting and flexible seating in the classroom.

  • $205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in a high poverty area. For the fourth year in a row, breakfast and lunch are available to all students at no charge.

My students teach me new things every day, and I can only hope they learn something from me.

This is my fourth year to teach fourth grade, and my hope is to instill a love of learning in my students.

I team teach. Between the two classes, I have forty-five students in my classroom throughout the school day. I have discovered that each student is special in their own way.

My Project

As an educator, I know the fluorescent lighting in the classroom can be harsh on your eyes. This year I am wanting to create softer lighting in the classroom. I am asking for light filters to help tone down the harshness of the fluorescent lights.

By toning down the brightness I am hoping to create a space to fall in love with the school.

Sometimes the regular classroom chairs can be a little uncomfortable. By helping to fund this project, you will allow more students the option for flexible seating. Flexible seating will allow students the opportunity to wiggle without disrupting the entire class.

Ms. O'Brien
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White) Set Of 4 • AKJ Education $31.49 1 $31.49
Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue) Set Of 4 • AKJ Education $31.49 1 $31.49

Materials cost

$130.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.63

Total project goal

$204.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$204.20

2 Donors

-$137.00

Donations toward project cost

-$116.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$67.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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