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Ms. Barker from Calumet Park IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Community

My students need a large carpet for our morning meetings and read aloud times.

  • $608 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households or grandparents. The majority of students receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Every day, my students and I gather together for a Morning Meeting, read aloud a book to encourage reading and develop literacy skills, and meet to develop math skills. This time is special to our class as we are able to build connections with each other.

In order to continue these meeting times, our classroom needs a carpet in which each child has their own personal space.

This spacious carpet has separate locations for each child to get their own square. This will help students work on their self-control as they will have their own assigned space. It will also allow us to have a special location in order to conduct or meeting times.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP309 - A Place for Everyone Calming Colors® Carpet for 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.09

Total project goal

$607.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.27

7 Donors

-$437.93

Donations toward project cost

-$392.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$145.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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