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Mrs. Alben from Westfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Community

My students need a new carpet to help establish a classroom community during our whole group discussions and morning meetings!

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As I embark on a new journey this year, one thing comes to mind that will always remain the same - a classroom community! In order for me to build a classroom family, I have always relied on a common meeting spot in my classroom. A safe area where students can share their feelings and discoveries openly. A classroom rug will be essential to establish this type of lifelong learning.

I am asking this year for a classroom rug to help establish our new classroom family!

It will be the spot where students can share their AH-HA moments, their accomplishments, and their apologizes. It allows old and new students to better learn about one another, and it’s the part of my day I look forward to the most!

This year my fifth graders will be entering a new building filled with unfamiliar classrooms, faculty members, and even peers. Our district has developed an intermediate school which will be home to the upcoming 5th and 6th grade students. I feel strongly that creating a common meeting spot will help this transition!

My Project

This year I will be teaching literacy and social studies to a bright and excited group of fifth graders! Since students, who've never rotated classes before, will have two teachers this year I feel it is essential for students to begin each block with lessons that will help engage them in our literacy and social studies whole group lesson! This may mean a team building activity, telephone, I Spy, mindfulness practices, etc.

This Dot Spots Carpet will also be the spot where students will come and access the interactive white board, and turn and talk to their peers to help them better understand new comprehension skills!

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE118-44A Dot Spots Seating Rug, Everyone Has a Spot on This Colorful Design, 7'6" x 12' Seats 30, 90" Length, 144" Width, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $303.99 1 $303.99

Materials cost

$303.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.74

Total project goal

$398.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.29

2 Donors

-$273.85

Donations toward project cost

-$232.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.07

match offer

-$124.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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