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Mrs. Berry from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place to Gather and Learn

My students need a rug to sit on during story time and for flexible seating. I have a concrete floor that can be very cold and uncomfortable.

  • $450 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a new art teacher in a school with a very high poverty rate. I have students from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. While my students have many challenges both at home and in school, they are so eager to learn new things.

Art is a way for my students to channel their creativity and take pride in something they create from design to completion.

I take my job very seriously in that I want my students to love coming to school and get excited when they walk in. I want students to be able to find their own successes by working through a challenging process to create something of their own. Students are able to take ownership of their work and see their true potential. Art class is a break from the rigors of the classroom while still giving students the opportunity to think critically.

My Project

I would love to have a rug to add to our reading center/gathering space. I take great pride in the reading center in my art room that is full of really great art related books. I often read one of these books to tie our projects together. The only problem is that being the art room means I don't have carpet on my floor. Instead we have a very cold and hard concrete floor.

I would love to give my students a comfortable place to gather while we read and talk about about our upcoming art projects.

I am also trying to incorporate more flexible seating options in my room and many students enjoy working on the floor in their general classrooms, so I would like to give them that same choice in my room.

Mrs. Berry
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET ALLMIXEDUP 7FT 6IN X 12FT RECTANGLE SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $315.67 1 $315.67
OPTION CLASS - FLAGSHIP ALLMIXEDUP COLOR OPTIONS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLACK - FLAGSHIP CARPETS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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

-$449.39

Donations toward project cost

-$381.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.41

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$0.00

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