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Ms. Rastello from Lawrence MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place For All...A New Reading Rug!

My students need a new rug for the reading area where they spend so much time reading and working in cooperative groups!

  • $608 goal

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My Students

My class consists of 26 First Graders. More than 90% qualify for free lunch. Eighteen of my children are English Language Learners.

Full of energy, smiles, hugs, and excitement to learn- those are my First Graders!

For many of them writing and Reading in English are difficult. I am always looking for ways and resources to enhance learning and create more hands-on experiences. Our school sets high expectations for all students and we encourage a Positive Mindset! They are learning to believe in themselves and putting their best effort forward. These amazing first graders are the future and need all the tools, resources, and support they can get to be the most successful students they can be!

My Project

The reading rug is our special classroom meeting place! The rug in our class is about 8 or 9 years old. It is worn and has stains that won't come out.

I would like to start our school year with a new rug for my first graders to meet at!

They listen to stories there, read on their own and with partners, and work on many projects there. It is the focal point of our room!

Our new rug has colorful squares so each child can have their own special space! It is a space where we come together for many stories, discussions, and learning activities. It would be great to have a bright, new, inviting rug for my first-grade students!

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

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LA952 - A Place for Everyone Classroom Carpet for 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

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