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Mrs. Richardson from Warner Robins GA is requesting other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Comfy Carpet to Foster Classroom Community

My students need a comfortable rug where they can gather together for instruction, read-aloud, and individual reading time.

  • $647 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are inquisitive, creative and hardworking, often teaching me as much as I am teaching them.

My kindergarteners are energetic, inspired and optimistic.

While they attend a public, Title I school and many (65%+) are on free or reduced lunch, their primary focus is not on what clothes they're wearing or what toys they have at home. They always come in ready to learn, asking questions far beyond the kindergarten curriculum and demanding answers! (After Googling an answer to a question about Blue Whales and Orcas one time, a common response I get from students when I say I don't know something is, "Can you just look it up on your phone?") My students come from different academic and cultural backgrounds. Some read as high as a level M at the beginning of the year while others read below A. Some speak Spanish while one speaks an African language I've never heard before. I often see them trying to teach each other about their own experiences and languages. Being close to a military base, many students also have at least one parent deployed regularly.

My Project

In kindergarten, we are almost always meeting on the floor! Without designated spaces, students are often invading another child's personal bubble, causing interruptions in instruction. Having a clear space for each child will save time and help direct student attention on the lesson. Last year, I tried using duct tape to give the kids their own space, but my students still asked if they could sit in a chair because their bottom or back was hurting from sitting on the uncomfortable floor. Beginning with Morning Meeting and continuing throughout the day with read-aloud, calendar, science experiments, etc., the lessons and activities that take place on the carpet are essential to the kindergarten learning experience and sense of classroom community.

As I recently read on a teacher blog, "Every kindergarten classroom deserves to have a rug as its anchor!" Not only will the carpet brighten our learning space and make the classroom feel more inviting, it will bring comfort during the frequent time spent sitting, provide a visual to help keep kinders in their own space and give us all a place to come together as a classroom family.

Mrs. Richardson
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA952 - Classroom Carpet for 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$33.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$549.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.92

Total project goal

$646.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$646.15

2 Donors

-$234.84

Donations toward project cost

-$210.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$398.08

Match offers toward project cost

-$338.37

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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