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Ms. Martin-Solis from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Conversations

Help me give my students a clean, safe place to converse and share their thinking. They will enjoy the space tremendously. A carpet will ensure that students are not sitting on a cold floor.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are of African American and Latin American decent. They are all learning Spanish and English in an attempt to be, not only bilingual, but bi-literate. In an effort to ensure they are successful, I must provide them with a wide variety of literature in both languages and space in which they can interact and converse in the language of instruction.

Inviting spaces are essential in the learning environment to create and foster student interactions with one another.

I am looking for some assistance in creating a space that my students can use and one that can maintain order during the instructional provided. Whole group areas for students to be able to meet and converse as well as hold discussion while maintaining a manageable noise level is critical.

As a third grade group, my students still enjoy sharing space where they can be close to their peers in order to hold discussions and feel connected as a whole.

My Project

Carpeted areas for whole group instruction is key in a lower grade classroom. Although my students are in that transitional grade, students still require a space where they can collaborate and share their thinking. A carpet in a key element to facilitate this.

Students need an area where they can move away from the traditional chair and desk in order to get their blood flowing and stimulate their brains.

This space will allow students to interact with other peers than the ones they sit beside regularly. This space also allows for quick changes in conversation partners throughout the academic day. Students need opportunities to have varied interactions and having a carpet would facilitate that.

Ms. Martin-Solis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mt. St. Helens Solid Carpet - 8'4" x 12' Rectangle - Marine Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $206.96 1 $206.96

Materials cost

$206.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.71

Total project goal

$304.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$304.71

4 Donors

-$271.50

Donations toward project cost

-$237.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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