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

1,2,3 Let's Gather at the Rug!

My students need the classroom rug to be able to gather, explore and learn all about new concepts and skills!

  • $634 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our school has 32 languages spoken and over 20 countries represented. We also provide free lunch for all of our students. My class is a room full of eager and excited learners who all have different learning styles and interests, but all love to learn together on the class rug!

In second grade we are working to improve and grow our knowledge of basic math and reading skills!

Every lesson in my classroom begins with a mini lesson where the students gather on a rug before we break for stations or group work!

My Project

In my classroom we like to start out the day with a morning meeting. This is a time of the day where we all come together on the rug and talk about the day we are going to have! During this time we also talk about how to be good citizens, build a classroom community and play games!

The classroom rug is not only used for morning meetings but also is the area where we meet to do our lessons for the day!

During the day we meet at the rug to discuss our new skills in reading, math, O.G., and writing! Meeting at the rug allows for the class to collaborate with each other during the lesson and it is a place that is free of distractions so they are able to focus on the skill being taught. The rug is also an area where stations happen and students take books or notebooks for some independent reading or writing!

Ms. O'Brien
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sit Beside Me Rug Rug Dimensions: 10'9" W x 13'2" L - Seats 30 • Teachers' School Supply $452.28 1 $452.28

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