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Mrs. Korotkov from Dade City FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

At The Heart Of Our Classroom Family

My students need flexible seating to stay focused. I am giving students choice and freedom in their seating (carpet, bounce chairs, pillow) Wherever they learn best!

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My name is Crystal Korotkov. I just graduated from University of South Florida with my bachelors in Elementary Education. I was offered a position as a fourth grade teacher at a Title I school a few weeks later in a rural area near Tampa, FL. The students at my school are coming in from very low socioeconomic backgrounds and to be honest, are coming to school to have their basic needs met first. I plan to do that for these students. I want to have hair brushes, snacks, blankets in my classroom for my students. I realize their basic needs must be met first in order to learn. I am going love these kids as if they were my own and meet their needs (emotionally and academically) I know that all kids need is a little love, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. I know this because I was one of those students. I want to create a classroom environment that feels welcoming, inclusive, positive, nurturing and loving for my students.

Please help this first year teachers dream come true for her students!

My Project

My students need a rug where they can gather. My classroom rug is at the very front of my classroom and will be used all throughout the day. We will begin by gathering around it to greet each other and acknowledge each other everyday. I am very passionate about building a strong classroom community and strong relationships both student-student and student-teacher. I also believe in flexible seating. My students are coming from hard backgrounds and I will do whatever it takes for my students to succeed. They will use the pillows to read on, write and do math. They will have the option to lay down on the carpet if they would like. The balance ball will be especially helpful for students who need to be moving while learning. The pillows allow students to find a quiet place in the classroom and work in their own area. My project sets my students up for success for learning in my classroom.

Mrs. Korotkov
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Lom Solo Solid Shag Collection Deep Aqua Blue Plush Area Rug (8' x 10') • Amazon Business $164.72 1 $164.72
Brentwood Originals 2136 Plush Bed Rest, Teal • Amazon Business $37.05 3 $111.15
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $54.53 1 $54.53
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $38.36 1 $38.36
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $28.43 1 $28.43

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