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Mrs. Matthews from Memphis TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place of My Own

My students need a spacious classroom carpet so they have room to learn.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom are full of energy and are eager to learn. They enjoy using manipulatives to learn a new skill. Each morning we gather on our rug and have a morning meeting to discuss why they came to school today. Next we discuss what their roll is in the learning process so they can learn as much as they can that day. We also hold many discussions, play games, sing songs, and partner talk while on the carpet.

My Project

The students in my classroom are full of energy and are eager to learn. They enjoy using manipulatives to learn a new skill. Each morning we gather on our rug and have a morning meeting to discuss why they came to school today. Next we discuss what their roll is in the learning process so they can learn as much as they can that day. We also hold many discussions, play games, sing songs, and partner talk while on the carpet. The carpet is the heart of the classroom. It's were we gather as a community. Currently the rug we have doesn't allow enough space for each child sit comfortably or to designate a specific space for each child to call their own. Personal space is a difficult concept at the kindergarten level. The classroom rug I have chosen reflects my students bubbly personalities as well as allowing each student to have "a place of their own."

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET SITTING SPOTS PRIMARY 7FT 6IN X 12FT RECTANGLE • School Specialty $315.67 1 $315.67

Materials cost

$315.67

Vendor shipping charges

$31.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.41

Total project goal

$449.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.39

1 Donor

-$224.70

Donations toward project cost

-$191.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.70

match offer

-$224.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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