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Ms. Bedford from Saint Paul MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carpet for Small Group Learning

Help me give my students a carpet so they stay comfortable and warm during small group learning.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages, eight total. My school is 88% free or reduced price lunch, and that percentage is quickly rising. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 26% identify as African American, 14% identify as Hispanic, 10% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My classroom is rich with diversity, and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

My students are always moving. I use alternative seating, center-based learning, and differentiation to target the needs of all of my students.

In my school, the classrooms are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or have special needs. I teach in a special education co-taught classroom. I am passionate about teaching to the needs of each of my students. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach and often have each student working on something different at the same time which creates a need for more supplies.

My Project

The majority of the learning in my classroom is done in small groups. Children learn best when they are taught in small groups with peers that have similar instructional needs. Sometimes we have small groups at a table, on our large carpet, or on the floor. If we want to have two small groups at the same time one group has to be on the cold linoleum floor.

It's only the fourth week of school and I have students that are refusing to come to small group because they don't want to sit on the cold floor and be uncomfortable-and I don't blame them!

This carpet would provide a workspace for small group work as well as give students an additional space to work individually.

Ms. Bedford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE276-32A Colored Pencils, Multi • Amazon Business $219.47 1 $219.47

Materials cost

$219.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.60

Total project goal

$297.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.36

1 Donor

-$297.36

Donations toward project cost

-$252.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.60

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$0.00

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