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Mrs. Zak from Eagle River AK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing A School Family

My students need a large rug on which to meet together.

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarteners come to me with a variety of stories and backgrounds, but one thing remains the same, this is their first real introduction to school. It is my goal every year to create a classroom environment where my students feel at home.

My students are a diverse group of kids that come with a variety of languages, cultural differences, and academic backgrounds.

For some this is their first time in any school setting, while others are preschool veterans. Some have never held a book in their hands or had to let other speak first. The beautiful thing about kindergarten is that no matter your background, we are all starting school together.

My Project

The classroom rug is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways. The rug is a learning tool, a place for team activities, and academic instruction. The most important thing a classroom rug can provide, however, is a place for our group to come together. We laugh at the rug, we learn, we share stories and successes and we also learn about ourselves and others in this space. The classroom rug is truly the home to where our school family begins to form and take shape.

Kindergarten is the foundation of a student's entire academic career.

I do not take that knowledge lightly. By creating a warmer and more homey environment for my students to build that foundation I can start their academic careers on the right path.

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Mrs. Zak
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD496 - Numbers & Letters Activity Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00

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