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Mrs. Casavant from Greensboro VT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brighten Our Classroom Library and Learning Space

My students need a new carpet for our classroom library and learning space to create a brighter and more inviting area for reading and learning.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students may attend a small school made up of three small communities, but they have a HUGE love of learning. They are eager, enthusiastic and excited to be in school and take great joy in learning new things.

Each day in my classroom is filled with enthusiasm, creativity and curiosity as the students explore and discover the world around them.

Fostering a love of reading and learning is a major goal in the classroom. Hands-on activities and opportunities to design and build through STEM projects are emphasized in the learning process. The children learn to try new things and persevere when things don't work as planned.

Our small school is nestled in the rural northeastern part of Vermont. More than half of the students come from low-income families. Our school is an integral part of our school community where each child is valued. I feel fortunate each day to work with the amazing students entrusted to me by their families.

"One teacher can shape a child. One child can shape a world." ~Author Unknown

I strive every day to help the students in my classroom achieve their highest potential.

My Project

Imagine a bright and cozy carpet to read your favorite book upon, work with a friend or sit upon during a whole group lesson...that is my goal for this project. The Hug a Planet carpet will help make this a more cozy reality in my classroom.

The library and learning space is the favorite and most popular place in the classroom.

It is where my students choose to read books to themselves or with others, play educational games, work on projects or use manipulatives for learning. It is also a place where the majority of our whole group learning occurs and where we begin each day as we build a caring and respectful classroom community.

The main reason this particular carpet was chosen was because of its vivid colors and the image of children all over the world holding hands in unity. Respecting each other and our planet is a major theme in my classroom and our school. This carpet will remind the students of this message on a daily basis.

Your donation will help the students have a more vibrant place for learning and will help make our library and classroom space more inviting, cheerful and amazing. It will be used for years to come and help serve as a reminder of the importance of both the classroom and the global community.

Mrs. Casavant
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Give the Planet a Hug Carpet - 8' x 12' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $373.96 1 $373.96

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