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Ms. Johnston from Lansing IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aladdin is Not the Only One Who Needs a CARPET

Help me give my students a new and clean carpet to put in their library corner along with a comfortable chair to encourage them to read and grow.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 10 amazing students in my class with varying levels of speech/language impairments as well as other developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities. My students learn and grow in different ways and range greatly in their academic levels. Having students at many different levels can make things challenging, however, my students and I adapt and modify to keep our classroom running smoothly. I provide them with alternative ways to learn, and I get the joy of seeing their "light bulb" moments.

As expected with little kids, they sometimes come running up to me in excitement talking way too fast!

Even in these moments when I can't understand them, I have the opportunity to listen to their stories, their thoughts, and their feelings. My students all have disabilities, but they have so much potential to learn and grow. I am excited to continue watching them grow. These new materials will be a huge asset to their learning process.

My Project

Reading and looking at books is a crucial part of my students' education, and having a space for them that is comfortable and engaging makes a world of difference. Having a carpet to lay on while sifting through books or a cushioned chair to sit with on the floor will improve their focus and increase their attention to the book. Having carpet space and floor seats are considered flexible seating which allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. For many of my students, sitting up straight in a traditional chair makes focusing difficult for them. When I see my students laying on the ground or sitting on the tile they are noticeably more engaged in their books. But just like you and me, they would be a lot happier sitting on a carpet or cushion rather than the cold hard tile of a classroom floor. This carpet and floor chair can change my student reading experiences in such a positive way.

Ms. Johnston
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC858 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 4' x 6' - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

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