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Mrs. Spires from Ware Shoals SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bigger Carpet for a Better Classroom Community

My students need a larger carpet so that they can learn, collaborate, and build a classroom community.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of first graders at a Title I school in a small rural community in South Carolina.

I have 17 students in my classroom, 8 boys and 9 girls.

My students come from many different backgrounds, but in my classroom we strive to create a classroom community where everyone is accepted and encouraged to be themselves.

My students are full of potential and deserve access to materials and resources that will help them to be successful.

My Project

The classroom carpet is the central meeting place in our classroom. Students meet there in the morning to greet one another, they come to hear read-alouds, they share the space when reading independently or with partners, and we use it when we have reading and writing workshops. We are constantly using our carpet. My students love using the carpet to learn and collaborate, anytime we can move away from our desks! The problem is, our carpet is too small to fit all 17 of us. This leaves several students sitting in chairs or on the tile around the carpet. My goal is for everyone to have a spot on the carpet, so that we can continue to grow our classroom community. I want all of my students to feel like they are a part of the group when we are at the carpet!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE126-44A Learning Grid Seating Carpet, Colorful Letters and Numbers Border This Rug, Kids School, 7'6" x 12' Seats 24, 90" Length, 144" Width, Blue/Green/Yellow/Red • Amazon Business $294.99 1 $294.99

Materials cost

$294.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.80

Total project goal

$412.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.01

5 Donors

-$362.01

Donations toward project cost

-$307.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.30

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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