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Mrs. Raynor from St Augustine FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Carpet to Learn, Grow, and Play

My students need a place to gather and learn. I am eager to get a beautiful new rug for our classroom. I have found the perfect rug that is bright and colorful, as well educational!

  • $314 goal

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My Students

This is my third year at an amazing elementary school in St. Augustine, FL. Our school is an integral part of our community; many of our students' parents (and even some grandparents) attended here! Our school is a Title I school: half of our student population come from low-income households.

The students in my class LOVE school; they are eager to learn and want to know everything about the world around them.

My students are constantly asking questions, which I am happy to answer - whether it is on topic or not! My favorite part of working with my kids is watching them process new information and using it to make connections to their lives and community.

I truly believe that our own curiosity drives our educational experience. The things we are curious about are the things we are inspired to learn about. I want not only myself, but my physical classroom, to be a resource from which students can gather information that they are interested in.

My Project

Large area rugs are a staple of the modern-day elementary classroom. They are used to gather students for mini-lessons, spread out on during independent work time, and help with classroom community building activities. The rug in our classroom is one that I have had since I began teaching 9 years ago. I bought it from a thrift store for $35 and it has served it's purpose well, but it is old, dingy, and needs to go!

My students deserve a clean, bright, welcoming area where we can gather, build our class community, complete classwork, and LEARN!

What I love about the carpet I have selected is that it is educational. Having taught 5th grade for four years now, I've noticed some of the most common questions I get asked by students are about the geography of our country. Many of my students have not traveled outside the state of Florida, or even out of Northeast Florida! I find myself routinely pulling down the large US map that is hidden behind my projector screen to show students the places that they are reading about in their books, learning about in class, or hearing about in the news. If we have this beautiful carpet, it will not only brighten up our room, but serve as a focal point for learning and educational discussion.

Mrs. Raynor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET USA LEARN AND PLAY RECTANGULAR RUG - 6 FT X 9 FT • School Specialty $212.07 1 $212.07

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