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Mrs. O'Hara from Bedford VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Reading Area Needed

Help me give my students a rug for a comfortable area where they can complete independent work or just simply sit and read by themselves.

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am starting a new year with an excited group of 2nd graders. This year's class is made up of a group that comes from a rural area. We are a Title I school which means over half of our students come from low income homes.

I will have a volunteer coming in twice a week to read or listen to children, and she has done so for the last two years.

This year's class is adventurous and eager to become knowledgeable in all areas.

My Project

This rug will give all students a shared space, learning space, and just a space to relax and feel comfortable. This area will be used daily as we have a 20-minute read-aloud time, a 20-minute read to yourself time and a 10- to 20-minute morning meeting time.

Children need movement and time to learn in a comfortable place rather than at a desk.

Space to lay down and just get comfortable is always appreciated. This will help keep them off the hard, cold floor all while helping to keep them better engaged during reading and play times. I can’t wait to see this place of relaxation.

Mrs. O'Hara
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Surya Horizon HRZ1102-6796 Machine Made Rug, 6'7" x 9'6" Rectangle • Staples Advantage $169.39 1 $169.39

Materials cost

$169.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$201.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.63

Total project goal

$237.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$237.56

2 Donors

-$203.43

Donations toward project cost

-$201.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.13

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$0.00

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