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Mrs. VON HOENE from Richmond VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Foam Floor Mat for All Seasons

My students need a comfortable, easy to clean floor mat for sitting and moving!

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Located deep in the heart of an inner-city district, my students are considered to be of the highest poverty. While the district has struggled to fund the needs for our music education program, my students validate my career every day. Despite broken and outdated equipment and instruments, my students still relish the opportunity to create and explore the wonderful world of sound, rhythm, ​and pitch. My students are wonderful learners, and I am filled with hope for our future when I am reminded of their consistent desire to discover new things, understand new concepts, and be the best person that they can be. No matter what challenges may face them outside the walls of our school, many of my students still manage to wear a bright smile and offer hugs to teachers and students alike, their just that wonderful. We too have struggled recently with the ever changing expectations in reading and math, and standardized testing. Music could be the key to unlocking hidden depths of comprehension.

My Project

In the music room, we have cold tile floors. Even if the floors are swept every afternoon, they get very dirty when 6 different classes of student shoes come and go throughout the day. Would you want to sit on the floor after someone else walked all over it? Since our class sizes are so big, the rug that we have is too small for everyone to fit comfortably.

These foam floor squares will create a large, comfortable and easy to clean space for my students to sit as well as move.

Whether we're singing in a circle, dancing around the room, or passing instruments to each other, my students will no longer be distracted by the dirt and grime on the tile floor. No longer will students need to sit on their jackets, because the tile is so cold. The ease of transition from foam to tile will make using chairs in older grade levels much easier!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAY PUZZLE MAT - GREEN - SET OF 25 • School Specialty $44.51 3 $133.53
PLAY PUZZLE MAT - YELLOW - SET OF 25 • School Specialty $44.51 3 $133.53

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