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Mrs. Santana from Kyle TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A-Mazing Circle Time With All the Right Tools

Help me give my students a Literacy Display Easel to easily experience the love for books, while sitting on a relevant educational carpet, and allow me to sit comfortably at their eye level on an organized stool.

  • $486 goal

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My Students

We are blessed to teach a fun-loving group of 3 to 11 year-olds. The students whom are 3 and 4 years old are in our Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Unit along with two 3rd graders and two 5th graders whom are all part of our Deaf and Blind District Unit. Our school in a low socioeconomic area and is a Title I campus. A majority of our students do not have access to learning resources at home. We strive to provide our students with a welcoming environment and the resources they deserve to have. Our students come to school every day to work hard and to be their best.

My Project

Well thought-out and organized circle times allow students to take charge of their learning and make the choices to best attend to the academic lesson at hand. My ideal circle time for my students is for them to choose a location on the educational carpet that works for them. While I sit in a comfortable stool at their eye level with storage, and can easily lean over and turn the page of the book we are reading aloud. Currently my students are sitting on a hard cold tile floor in our classroom. While I sit on the floor holding the book we are reading and stop and set the book down every time we stop to discuss our ideas, and get up and down from the floor every time we remember we need an item on the desk next to our circle time.

Making sure students and their teacher are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.

I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are sitting on a carpet, can continuously see the book, and listen and watch me without interruptions. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting on a hard cold tile floor, unable to see the book, and waiting for their teacher to sit back down.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice to choose their own place to sit on a carpet, can view the book, and are not waiting for their teacher.

The products I have selected will help my students by giving them and myself a more comfortable seating options while attending to their literacy lesson without unnecessary interruption.

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Mrs. Santana
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 3-in-1 Book Display Easel with Dry-Erase Board and 6 Compartment Storage • Amazon Business $194.99 1 $194.99
ECR4Kids Birch Hardwood and Canvas Mobile Teacher Stool with Storage • Amazon Business $126.83 1 $126.83
Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection ABC, Numbers and Shapes Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99

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