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Ms. Brandt from Concord CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Working Area: Rug vs. Desk

My students need a classroom rug for community circles and flexible working area for group activities.

  • $428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is abuzz with meaningful chatter. There's an organized flow and movement in the room. Students are interacting and negotiating with each other in different areas. It's great!

I have an amazing group of 3rd grade students who are collaborators and problem solvers.

I have a class of 24 students consisting of 16 boys and 8 girls. My students are diverse and unique individuals who enhance our classroom experiences in various ways. I encourage them to work together, help each other, and share their thoughts and their work. They bring so much into our classroom and we all learn from each other.

My Project

Let's face it, who wants to sit all day behind a desk to work? Children have a difficult time sitting still for a long period of time. They need to move around to be more engaged, and I incorporate routines in our classroom that encourage movement throughout the day.

Flexible seating allows students to make the choices that work best for their learning.

During group work times, my class can choose a location in the classroom that works for them. I recently moved schools and currently my students have a choice of the cold tile floor or the tables and desks as work areas. I have noticed that having a comfortable work space motivates students. I have seen a big difference in the way they interact and work on assignments together when they can face each other and access the work space easily. Often, they choose to work on the floor. We also do community circles on the floor to build better relationships in our classroom.

Having a large classroom rug will provide a comfortable working area for my students. It's an area where we can foster a community of happy and productive learners.

Ms. Brandt
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE126-44A Learning Grid Seating Carpet, Colorful Letters and Numbers Border This Rug, Kids School, 7'6" x 12' Seats 24, 90" Length, 144" Width, Blue/Green/Yellow/Red • Amazon Business $300.99 1 $300.99

Materials cost

$300.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.07

Total project goal

$427.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$427.11

9 Donors

-$418.48

Donations toward project cost

-$356.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.03

match offer

-$7.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$6.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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