Life Skills teacher Mrs. Suzanne Simon was able to add new sensory materials and fun seating to her classroom at Level Green Elementary School through two grants from DonorsChoose. Simon purchased a bright light table and accessories with some of the grant funds. “Using bright light therapy regularly can have many benefits,” says Simon. “The therapy can help improve sleep as well as maintain better behavior and performance in school.”
She plans to incorporate many activities and learning experiences using the bright light table to encourage fine motor development, pre-writing skills, hand and eye coordination, color recognition, and more.
In another grant, Mrs. Simon obtained flexible seating and digital resources helpful for remote learning.