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Mrs. Richardson from Gainesville FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place to Learn Together!

My students need a bright, clean inviting floor space for learning. A new classroom rug will meet this need.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is a year of challenge and wonder as children learn to read fluently. Over half of my students are from low-income families and I usually have several ESOL students each year as well.

Our classroom has many learning spaces - stations, desks, teacher table, etc.

- but the heart of the classroom is our educational floor rug. The rug is where we meet for cooperative learning, reading buddies, and whole group learning. It is a place for bonding during classroom meetings. It is a place to develop a life-long joy of reading while enjoying read-alouds and participating in student book clubs. New readers are very excited about practicing this new skill together!

My Project

The group time rug is more than just a place to learn together...It is the heart of the classroom. Buddies reading together, cooperative learning activities, morning classroom meetings all take place in this space. The well-defined squares help students share space and respect individual space as well. It provides a clear way to give instructions about location and movement. It gives the opportunity to create one large group or several small groups.

The rug we have currently has been well-loved for many years.

These years are visible in worn spots and stains. A bright clean rug will be very inviting.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lots of Dots Rugs Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 7' 8" W x 10' 9" L • Teachers' School Supply $383.08 1 $383.08

Materials cost

$383.08

Vendor shipping charges

$42.14

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$460.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.35

Total project goal

$542.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.32

5 Donors

-$323.01

Donations toward project cost

-$304.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$184.01

Match offers toward project cost

-$156.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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