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Mrs. Stevens from Norfolk VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose a Destination Station!

Help me give my students comfortable, clean floor rugs to use in our interactive learning stations.

  • $874 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to one of the most neglected elementary schools in the city, as it is located in a high poverty area, with very little parental involvement and constant security concerns. This neighborhood lies in a flood zone, often creating excessive absences during inclement weather conditions for students who walk to school.

This is a Title I school, in a military city, where 100% of our population receives free breakfasts, snacks and lunches every day.

Despite these obstacles in many of their lives, I am fortunate that they give me 110% each day. We greet each other with hugs every morning, work smart throughout the day and have a lot of fun learning. For that reason, these students deserve to feel like their education matters. Every year funds are more scarce and supplies are limited, however, the need to succeed is still necessary.

My Project

I am trying to create fun, learning activities that will allow students to move around the classroom freely. Some classroom rugs will make a huge difference in not only organizing my classroom's independent learning stations, but allow me to dispose of old rugs that have greatly surpassed their life expectancy.

Comfortable students, will make happy students!

Students will find these rugs much more inviting, clean and colorful which will entice them to participate in daily learning activities. I plan on incorporating them by using the alphabet rug to not only help with whole-group instruction; but, using the alphabet squares for students to practice phonological skills during small groups. The emoji rug is very relatable and will give students a place to go when they need to take a break. The slogan rug will be placed into our class library to remind everyone to have a great day. Finally, the game rug will be used during "Interactive Game Night" when families are invited into the classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET ALPHABET SEATING-7 FT 6 IN X 12 FT • School Specialty $319.17 1 $319.17
CARPET ALPHABET SEATING SQUARES- 16 IN X 16 IN -SET OF 26 • School Specialty $139.97 1 $139.97
CARPET EMOJI EXPRESSIONS 2 FT 8 IN X 3 FT 10 IN • School Specialty $69.97 1 $69.97
Learning Carpets Let’s Learn How to Count Seating Squares, 14” by 14” Each (Set of 10) – Fun, Colorful Graphics – Learn to Count from 1-10, Teaches Number Association – Durable, Easy to Store, Move • Amazon Business $46.80 1 $46.80
Flagship Carpets CE144-14W Welcome Mat, Great Day, 2'x3', Rectangle • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Flagship Carpets CE324-08W Sitting Spots Primary Welcome Mat, 2'x3', Rectangle • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Melissa & Doug 4-in-1 Game Rug (78.5 x 26.5 inches) - 4 Board Games, 36 Game Pieces • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$649.80

Vendor shipping charges

$52.91

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$742.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.02

Total project goal

$873.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$873.48

3 Donors

-$736.07

Donations toward project cost

-$731.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.23

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

-$124.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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