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Ms. Cassese-Tierney from Yonkers NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Soft Place to Work

Help me give my students a beautiful floor covering to help make our classroom more inviting

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from New York's fourth largest city, Yonkers! Most live below the poverty line and receive free lunch. They are smart, ambitious and eager to learn. I teach ELA to 30 bright-eyed students, 12 of which have an educational disability. Often times thinking outside of the box is the best for our classroom to run. I let my students help with lesson planning by picking out our reading selections. When they take an active role, they are more interested in the outcome. I also instill organization skills that are imperative for success.

My Project

Our classroom has just moved and as the school year gets underway we have been noticing our classroom needs some warmth. We have a flexible space that allows for the students to move around the room to read, copy notes, or finish work but we are missing a flooring covering that will help get us to want to move around. An area rug or oversized mat is a much more welcoming space to want to work on rather than sitting on a cold floor. We spend more time in our classrooms than our homes, that’s why it would be nice to have a more homey and comfortable learning environment.

Ms. Cassese-Tierney
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spectrum Classroom Rug Rug Dimensions: 6' x 9', Color: Very Violet • Teachers' School Supply $158.46 1 $158.46

Materials cost

$158.46

Vendor shipping charges

$17.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.75

Total project goal

$245.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.02

1 Donor

-$206.00

Donations toward project cost

-$175.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.90

match offer

-$39.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.85

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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