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Mrs. Hites from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Magic Carpet Time

Help me give my students a cozy carpet for group learning time and light covers for a more comfortable environment to work in by reducing the harsh lighting.

  • $278 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is easy at times to look at my students in their required uniforms and forget all that they face at home. However, I am quickly reminded by the seemingly inexplicable meltdown, the mention of how dad is in prison, or the child who is always falling asleep because it is too loud at home or not enough room in a bed shared by three siblings. My students come from impoverished homes and face diversity on a regular basis. They also come from Spanish speaking homes, so they do not have a foundation in English that many children come to school with.

Despite all of their challenges, my students are excited to learn and give their best to do so every day.

I love that I get the opportunity to provide them with a safe, consistent, and loving environment. While they come to me below grade level, the growth I get to see in them is all the more exciting!

My Project

Four years and over 90 students does its damage on a classroom carpet. That is certainly the case in my experience. We need a new carpet free of stains and worn out spot.

A classroom carpet is a magical place where community is built and the important lessons of listening to one another and showing respect to all are learned.

We spend a good portion of our day gathered on the carpet. From listening to a read-aloud to a Math mini-lesson to morning meetings, some of the most important moments and learning happen on the carpet. The carpet is also a time where students can spread out and lay down while doing independent writing or computer work. Therefore, it is vital for our classroom rug to fit all of us and to be comfortable. It also never hurts for it to be beautiful. This rug will fit all our needs!

The light covers will help cut out all the negative and distracting effects that fluorescent bulbs can have. All these items will help creative a cozy classroom environment conducive to learning.

Mrs. Hites
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom 3137800 Sofia Collection Traditional Vintage Beige Area Rug, 9' x 12' Rectangle, Black • Amazon Business $123.75 1 $123.75
Fluorescent Light Covers Cozy Shades - Softening Light Filter for Game Room, Classroom, Office, Kids Bedrooms, or Hospital Room 48 x 24 inches - Set of 4 - Off White/Beige • Amazon Business $31.97 2 $63.94

Materials cost

$187.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.61

Total project goal

$277.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$277.42

10 Donors

-$263.31

Donations toward project cost

-$235.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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