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Mrs. Cooper from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused Seating!

My students need a spot of their own on the classroom carpet to help them focus and be ready to learn!

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is fairly small in size compared to others in our medium-sized midwestern city, which makes it close-knit, like a family. My students are eager to come to school every day. School is where they feel safe, and where most will experience more consistency and structure than anywhere else. We are a diverse school, with over 80% of the students receiving free or reduced-price meals. With our higher poverty level, it often means kids start school behind in their basic literacy skills, so we have a lot of catching up to do! We spend much of our day engaging with texts and reading as much as we possibly can!

My Project

Self-regulation and understanding personal space is foundational to students' learning how to focus and attend to instruction and learning. As class sizes are sometimes larger these days, and students' special needs in the general education setting are ever-more complex, having a carpet in front of our Promethean Board with clearly blocked "spots" for each student, and that can seat my full class, will greatly help me teach my students how to focus on instruction and keep themselves within appropriate physical boundaries.

When students have a defined spot on the carpet, it lessens distractions, helps them understand their own and peers' personal space, and makes it easier for me to teach them the skills of hands and body to self, and how to focus on instruction.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET COLORFUL ROWS SEATING RUG 8'4'' X 13'4'' RECTANGLE SEATS 30 • School Specialty $399.67 1 $399.67

Materials cost

$399.67

Vendor shipping charges

$39.97

State sales tax

$27.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.77

Total project goal

$591.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.79

6 Donors

-$395.89

Donations toward project cost

-$336.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.38

match offer

-$195.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.38

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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