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

Building Our Way For A Comfy Reading Journey

My students need a new carpet and pillows to make reading not only something they will learn to do but something they will enjoy doing.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of five- and six-year-olds who show their enthusiasm for learning and school daily. My students are very lucky because they get to share their days and classroom with classmates of different races, cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My students learn best through doing and creating, and I strive to give them the environment that best meets their needs.

They deserve the best start to their education and the foundation to help them succeed.

My Project

How classroom space is used in very important in kindergarten. In my classroom, I like every space to have a purpose or two. Learning to read is a journey in kindergarten, and making the classroom as comfortable as possible with a rug and pillows only makes reading more fun and enjoyable. When students are in a place where they feel relaxed and comfortable they will do better.

Learning through doing and using our hands is one of the best ways to learn.

Not only will this rug be used during literacy centers as a comfy place to read, but it will also be used as our block building area during math centers, free choice, and indoor recess. Building with blocks is something every kindergarten student loves to do. However, blocks fall and can be loud. This rug will give us a great place to build with blocks, and we can use our imaginations to its fullest without worrying about disrupting other students.

Help us make our classroom a great place to learn!

Ms. Maltz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LC858 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 4' x 6' - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
DD282RD - The Reading Pillow - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$377.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.00

Total project goal

$486.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.66

5 Donors

-$465.34

Donations toward project cost

-$403.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.30

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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