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Mrs. Hay from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community on the Carpet

My students need a carpet area to come together for many parts of our day

  • $500 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 challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with innovative and meaningful learning experiences. My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.

Many of them are being raised in single-parent households, receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status and are English Language Learners.

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 control their experience during the school day by doing this in a creative and positive way.

My Project

This Lakeshore rectangular carpet will become a comfortable area for our morning meeting, writers workshop and also math workshop. It gives our room a separate area for Mrs. Hay to model lessons, build community, and bring her students together to learn about each other.

The classroom meeting every morning is to start our day and the carpet will be for everyone to have a place to sit to listen to their peers.

Math workshop and Writers workshop are important parts of our day and we come together to model lessons and model skills the students need. This carpet will provide that area for students to come, watch, listen, & learn those important skills.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

17 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC140 - Charcoal Rectangular Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $389.00 1 $389.00

Materials cost

$389.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.97

Total project goal

$499.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.81

15 Donors

-$398.02

Donations toward project cost

-$342.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.20

match offer

-$96.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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