Since the Full Day Kindergarten program promotes play based learning and inquiry there is very little photocopying that we do as a team. Each month I copy a newsletter and calendar, but other than that we don't copy much at all! Our principal allowed us to the money that we were alloted to photocopy to purchase the new light table.
This is the table that we purchased:
It was reasonably priced (about $200 with shipping). We have only had it set up for a week but so far I really like to size of it (not too big, not as small as a table top one). We have set it up in our book nook as a quiet and calm activity which will allow the children to have somewhere peaceful to be artistic.
The children immediately filled the light table with our glass jewels when we turned it on. They were fascinated and experimented with clear vs. darker jewels noticing which ones shone light through and which ones didn't.
I left and watched the children from across the room as they excitedly created a picture together. When I returned they had used green jewels to make grass, blue jewels for the sky and then tiny flowers using different colours. The made a large sun using the yellow jewels too.