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Mrs. Harrison from Montgomery IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Collaborative Classroom with a Class Carpet!

My students need a classroom carpet to sit on during whole group and partner learning activities.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach full-day kindergarten. I have 25-28 students in our classroom. My students are made up of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. Some of my students are learning to read, write, and count, while some of their classmates are learning to hold a pencil, hold and use scissors, and write their names. Our class loves to play outside with sidewalk chalk, learn new math games, and dance to their favorite music.

In our class, we build a community around what we have in common and shared experiences.

Our school neighborhood is a transient neighborhood with students moving in and out throughout the year. For this reason, we work very hard on building classroom community and student relationships.

My school is a Title I school with about five hundred students. Being a Title I school and with recent budget constraints, we struggle to have new, innovative and inspiring materials to reach all of the different ways our students learn.

My Project

Our whole group learning area of the classroom is where we spend the majority of our day. In this area of the classroom I teacher calendar, number sense, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and read to my students. A classroom carpet allows my students to focus on their learning and make the choices that work best for them in terms of seating arrangements. Currently my students are sitting on the floor in a large group. A classroom carpet will provide students the boundaries they need to participate in collaborative learning such as Think-Pair-Share or Turn and Talk activities.

My students are noticeably more engaged during whole group and partner activities and less disruptive of their classmates when they can visualize their seating boundaries provided on a classroom carpet.

The carpet that I have selected will help my students by giving them a seating option to make effective learning choices. The carpet has twenty-six lettered squares and additional four blank colored squares that will allow each student to sit on a square of their choice during whole group learning. The carpet will allow students to focus on learning and interacting positively with their peers.

Mrs. Harrison
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A to Z Animals Rug 8'4" x 13'4" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $399.46 1 $399.46

Materials cost

$399.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.84

Total project goal

$512.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.29

2 Donors

-$358.18

Donations toward project cost

-$304.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.72

match offer

-$154.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.12

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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