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Mrs. Kersbergen from Ozone Park NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Rug for My Classroom

The cost of this proposal is $519, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $535 goal

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I know this is an unusual request, but I am looking for a rug for my classroom. The reason why it may be unusual is because I teach 10th grade English at John Adams High School in Queens. Normally, it is the elementary teachers who request rugs. Let me tell you why a rug is so important to me and my students... Sometimes we feel that desks and the formal settings of the classroom stifle our creativity. I am constantly challenging these children to "think outside of the box" and sometimes it is difficult to do that in a formal classroom setting. One day a few weeks ago, I asked the students to get out of their desks and sit anywhere in the room that they chose. A few sat at my desk, a few sat on the window sills, but most sat on the floor. I continued with the lesson and to my surprise, there was a lot more interaction and creative, well thought out answers from the group sitting on the floor. I asked the group why that was and their response was that they "felt different on the floor." We decided that day to purchase a rug so that we could continue the flow. My AP loves the idea and gave us permission. But, we soon discovered that rugs are expensive. We did find a used one, but it was dirty and damaged beyond repair. Please consider fueling my student's creativity through helping us to purchase a rug.

Mrs. Kersbergen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 165 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets Americolors 12' by 15' • SchoolOutfitters.com $373.50 1 $373.50

Materials cost

$373.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$438.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.30

Total project goal

$535.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.00

1 Donor

-$439.00

Donations toward project cost

-$439.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$96.37

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$0.00

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