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Ms. Timmons from Ventura CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Rug For All Occasions

My students need a comfortable area to gather. A colorful rug will be an asset to our classroom as students use it while listening, learning, and growing.

  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Throughout each day my first grade students gather together in a group on the floor. I read to them, do calendar, teach mini lessons, the students play games or engage in activities on the floor, they share projects in front of their classmates, and we use our rug time to gather and begin lessons.

My students are an active and diverse group of first graders!

They enjoy moving around and being able to do their independent work or group work in different areas in the classroom. They are eager to learn and often ask questions to seek more information for their growing minds. Many of my students are learning English as their second language. They are dedicated to learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet. Some students are reading chapter books and challenge themselves by writing detailed stories. With such a vast array of abilities and levels in my class, I am always creating engaged, differentiated, and multi-leveled lessons for my students. I enjoy giving my students the freedom and responsibility to work in an area that will help them succeed.

My Project

With a universal meeting place, I envision my students using our classroom rug as an area to gather in the mornings, listen to stories that grow their imagination, begin lessons, and a time to meaningfully communicate with one another. The rug will give each student their own space to sit and comfortable learn. It will give students the opportunity to learn whole group in a smaller contained area. The shapes and colors of the rug will allow me the opportunity to play games with the students or easily call on students in a different manner; "If you are sitting on a triangle please stand up. Anyone sitting on a blue shape please share their idea." We will use our rug to read together, to "think, pair, share" ideas, and as an alternative learning space.

The shapes and colors in the rug will serve as a boundary for certain activities and help encourage personal space among the students.

With individual seating placements, students will be able to quietly and independently know where to go and sit. My students will greatly benefit from a classroom rug and it will continue to be beneficial for my future first grade students!

Ms. Timmons
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL802 - Learning Shapes & Colors Activity Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$560.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.83

Total project goal

$658.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.84

1 Donor

-$650.01

Donations toward project cost

-$560.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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