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Mrs. Werenka from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Can See the Light

Help me give my students a light table to brighten their educational experiences.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the heart of the cultural center in midtown Detroit, I teach pre-kindergarten students who are a part of the Great Start Readiness Program. The program is a state-funded preschool for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of educational failure.

For many of my students, GSRP will be their first experience in a school setting.

When they have an impressionable, positive experience in their early years, it can set the path to success for the future.

My Project

A light table can open a student's eyes to a new way of learning. Opportunities for science, math, literacy, and writing can all be explored when shown in a "different light".

A light table creates an inviting learning space that can draw students in.

When they come to the light, they can discover new ways to play and manipulate materials. A once ignored or forgotten toy becomes something new when played on a light table. The light creates an additional sensory experience that transforms ordinary objects into something exciting.

Light is what stimulates sight and makes things visible and preschoolers need that light to grow their curiosity in the classroom.

Mrs. Werenka
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 SpaceSaver ColorChanging Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00

Materials cost

$399.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.76

Total project goal

$511.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.74

4 Donors

-$486.74

Donations toward project cost

-$413.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.01

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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