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Mrs. Derr from Alverton PA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn Down Those Lights!

My students need light filters to help block out the flicker of our fluorescent lights, to increase focus, and to lessen headaches.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

It is heartbreaking to know that something that appears to be so simple, can be causing so much pain and stress for my students. Our school's ancient fluorescent lighting has got to GO!

I support students in Kindergarten and first grade at a primary center within our public school system.

Our students are supported based on their individual needs. All of my students have some type of sensory processing disorder which is associated with their medical diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My Project

"My head hurts and I just can't focus!" I heard this once from one of my student's mouths and it made me want to cry. What about my students that do not have the verbal language to tell me what is making them upset? My students with autism are experiencing sensory overload all day caused by our horrible fluorescent lights. Lighting is stressful which in turn causes behaviors to filter out the light such as poor eye contact and physical symptoms like anxiety or headaches. The flicker of fluorescent lights is also known to cause drowsiness and difficulty in concentration. These lights need to be muted, and the best way to do this is through light filters!

My students are already facing many things through out their school day.

Putting these light filters in my classroom will primarily help them to maintain focus and reduce the amount of stress. Filters will also give my students the opportunity to be more successful with independent academic tasks and activities.

Mrs. Derr
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FILTERS CLASSROOM MOOD TRANQUIL BLUE - SET OF 4 • Abilitations, Inc. $31.34 4 $125.36

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