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Mrs. Balderrama from San Bernardino CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Rug for Fabulous First Graders

Help me give my students an engaging place to sit while we sit on the floor! Right now we only have a carpet to sit on and we would love a colorful rug to help us sit on.

  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember first grade? I remember buying a new Cabbage Patch kids lunchbox, new shoes and the perfect backpack that was too big for me. I was so excited to meet my teacher and make new friends. My students experience the same feelings, but sadly they do not always have the supplies they need.

My passion for teaching grows everyday as I met each challenge that I am faced with.

My students have challenges too and one of my goals is to teach them to handle challenges and to strive to be a productive individual. My classroom is one of their early experiences with learning and providing a safe, stimulating learning environment is key! We work each day to grow and we strive for growth not perfection!

My Project

We love to sit next to each other and learn in our classroom. When we sit on the carpet we are closer to the teacher and that helps us to see and hear all the exciting things she is teaching us. Unfortunately, right now we do not have a rug to sit on and that makes it difficult for us to be comfortable and engaged during our lessons! A beautiful new calming carpet will look so nice in our room and help us be more comfortable as we learn how to read, write, and problem solve. Don't you learn and work better when you are comfortable?

Mrs. Balderrama
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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

$43.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$560.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.83

Total project goal

$658.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.84

2 Donors

-$575.01

Donations toward project cost

-$560.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$83.83

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$0.00

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