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Mrs. Kohl from Hortonville WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Carpet for Collaborative Learning

My students need a carpet area where we can meet as a community to learn and collaborate together.

  • $756 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

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My Students

We are in a rural (farming) area of Wisconsin. Our classroom is full of 23 beautiful and busy kids with diverse abilities and backgrounds. Our families are good, working class people who want what's best for our children. Our school district is growing rapidly and our class sizes are climbing. As our school grows larger we have not lost the small town feel.

Our school is a special place to be.

When walking through our halls are always greeted smiles and hellos. You are treated like family, because (like in many small towns) you are family. Our school mantra is Helping Everyone Succeed. Teachers, staff, administrators, parents and students are all invested in working together to be a community of learners.

My Project

Our school is a learning community so collaboration is a must. Students are encouraged to talk to each other and be active in their own learning. Currently, we meet on a classroom carpet that is old and was received second hand. Many students prefer to sit at their desks and this gets in the way of the collaborative culture we are trying to achieve.

To create an inviting area for collaboration, a new carpet is vital and in addition to the carpet, I am also requesting 2 cubes for alternate seating for those students with sensory issues.

The cubes will be set adjacent to the carpet so that students who struggle to sit at the floor will also have access to conversations that are occurring there.

When students collaborate and meet together on a carpet for instruction, mini-lessons, read-aloud and class meetings, it leads to a greater sense of community. In the world we are living in, students need to feel like they belong to a community. This is what I am hoping to achieve.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets Rectangle Classroom Seating and Organization Rug, Primary Colors, 7'6"W x 12'H, Seats up to 24 Children • Staples Advantage $391.96 1 $391.96
ECR4Kids Softzone Adult Carry Me Cube • Staples Advantage $105.39 2 $210.78

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