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Ms. Autry from Sun Valley NV is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Deserves a Place

Help me give my students the "Place for Everyone Circle Time Carpet" so that whole group learning can be an inclusive, cooperative and enjoyable time our classroom!

  • $639 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is the home of brilliant, creative, and endearing students from Reno, Nevada. These children showed me exactly how smart and capable they were from day one!

Over the last year, my classroom has been transformed from a quiet and shy space with four walls to a vibrant and curious home to a family of students!

With an emphasis on social emotional learning and cooperation within the classroom, these hard working kiddos have become the masters of their own learning and relationship building.

My Project

Every day when I begin my morning meeting, I hear students echoing my words from the first days of school. "Find a spot on the outside of the carpet!" Unfortunately, I have also heard the sounds of a hurt kinder buddy who got a finger squished, students pleading for friends to scoot over so they all have a space, and frustration about who belongs where.

Although my students have become quite the little problem solvers and have managed to find a spot in the end, I dream of a day when I can relieve their distress with a rug that has space for everyone.

From the moment my students walk into my classroom, they are racing to the carpet to get their choice of a spot on my tiny rainbow rug. The joy my students exude during our morning meeting, the pride through which they deliver their safe keeper ritual, and their excitement about greeting one another warmly is all dulled by the dismay of feeling that they have a place within this important school family time. As we moves on through our day, each lesson I teach begins and ends on the carpet with lots of movement, laughter, and cooperation in between.

This rug not only seats 20 students, but it also provides a center focus point in which modeling and practice can be facilitated. This also gives me the opportunity to see and have close proximity to each student in the learning area. The oval shape is also ideal for students growing bodies. If students outgrow their spot or have difficulty sitting still, they will no longer be at risk of hurting their neighbors. Having the "Place for Everyone Carpet" would provide a perfect setting for my students to take their cooperative learning to the next level.

Ms. Autry
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT904 - A Place for Everyone Circle Time Carpet for 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $469.00 1 $469.00

Materials cost

$469.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.80

Total project goal

$638.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$638.66

5 Donors

-$638.66

Donations toward project cost

-$542.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.80

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$0.00

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