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Ms. T. from Bronx NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Colorful Carpet with Space for All

The cost of A Place for Everyone Rectangular Carpet from Lakeshore Learning is $418, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $422 goal

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I am a first-year kindergarten teacher in the South Bronx. 94% of the students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch. The eighteen students in my class have spent many morning meetings and read-alouds cramped on the small, tattered carpet that constitutes our “meeting area.” This area is the focal point of our classroom, where much of the students' learning takes place. Not only is it the gathering place for our daily morning meetings, but many literacy and math lessons also regularly take place here. Unfortunately, our meeting area currently lacks the warmth and comfort needed to create a truly stimulating learning environment for my students. The present carpet does not even seat all of them, and its drab appearance does little to motivate them while seated there. All of my current and future students would benefit from the addition of a large, colorful carpet. Providing these kindergartners with a vibrantly-colored carpet that fits all of them would increase their excitement to gather on it and further engage them in their learning while there. Having a comfortable space with enough room for everyone would also reinforce the importance of community and acceptance within the classroom. In addition, it would offer them something to take pride in, thus increasing their sense of ownership in it and giving them reason to take particularly good care of it.

Ms. T.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT483 - A Place for Everyone Rectangular Carpet • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$346.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.95

Total project goal

$421.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$421.95

1 Donor

-$397.90

Donations toward project cost

-$346.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.05

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$0.00

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