The cost of solar system floor rug, three bean bag chairs and five story hour pillows is $719, 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>.
This project expired on August 23, 2007.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
I have worked in the South Bronx for two years and I am currently a fifth grade English Language Arts teacher who works with two classes comprised of 31 students each.
My students yearn to have a voice and unfortunately there is no forum at my school for this. Because we are such a low performing school test prep and standardized testing is the one and only thing in which time is made for.
In realizing that my students want to be heard I have tried to implement a daily "Class Meeting" in order to discuss certain issues that they may be having that is not curriculum related. However, they lack the attention span and capability to do this while sitting at their desks with pencils, paper balls, and books that can be thrown at each other.
I purchased a small and affordable rug in the beginning of the year and many of my students have asked permission to sit there during independent reading time and during conferences. However, it only fits about 3 or 4 students and so this is not suitable for our meetings.
The materials I am asking for are a decent size area rug with some throw pillows or bean bags in order to foster community and to use during read aloud, independent reading and conferences. I believe my students deserve this experience because they work very hard but also need a break from all the school work. I feel that our meeting time will allow them that break while also establishing a sense of community. They will also use the rugs for a variety of activities.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. V..
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. V. and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.