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Mrs. Matlock from Brownsville TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Rug Full of Leaders Growing!

Help me give my students a comfy place to learn and grow as leaders with this area rug.

  • $255 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have my whole heart. I am teaching second grade math for the first year after teaching first grade for many. I have around 40 fabulous kids in my classroom throughout the day! We are a Title I school due to the poverty and economic rates in this area. Our county has limited funds to provide for classroom furniture and those extra things that make a classroom go round. My students love to gather at the carpet and we have deep discussions about life and class there.

I want all my children to feel right at home when they come in.

In need for a new rug would set up our class for an environment for learning. Having a new class size rug will give students a clean, comfortable, and spacious place to sit during group time.

It will help students to focus and pique their interest in learning! It will be our class meeting place. The rug will give our class a space to play games, workplaces, listening to a book read by the teacher, interact within small/large groups, and reading/math activities. The rug will provide a workspace for children to create and learn on!

My Project

The rug will be the central place where we gather many many times a day to teach, work together as a team, read, do math and much more. This carpet will add the right touch for the students' central gathering. I recently had to move classrooms and redid the entire room. This rug will also blend nicely into the new classroom. Rugs are an important part of making my students feel comfortable! They are at home when they are here!

A new rug will help to create a warm and inviting environment for the students entering the classroom on a daily basis!

Mrs. Matlock
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Graphite Gray Area Rug (9' 0 x 12' 0) • Amazon Business $183.66 1 $183.66

Materials cost

$183.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$216.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.19

Total project goal

$254.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$254.60

7 Donors

-$245.78

Donations toward project cost

-$216.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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