You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

Help teachers & students in your hometown this season!
Use code HOME at checkout and your donation will be matched up to $100.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Conway from Dearborn MI is requesting other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gather Together: A Music Rug For An Inclusive Music Room

My students need a rug for our music classroom!

  • $1,075 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford

My school houses a combination of two specific and unique programs: a public Montessori program and center-based education for students with special needs.

We are fortunate to have students of not only diverse cultural backgrounds, but also diverse cognitive abilities as well. One thing that unites our two programs is their ability to respond positively to music. When our students come into the music room, their day is transformed. It is a place for them to sing, move, and play with creativity. It is a place to build community and foster social interactions. It is a place to experience joy and human emotion. My students remind me each day that all of us are musical and the best way to experience music is to experience it together.

My Project

To cultivate community in our music room, we need a circle rug big enough for a whole class to sit around. Sitting in a circle reinforces the sense of togetherness and teamwork that we build upon in music. Since we frequently get up to move around the room in music class, we find chairs and desks very cumbersome! The rug has twenty-four sit spots around the outside, and each spot features a different musical symbol, reinforcing our music vocabulary. The treble clef staff in the middle is perfect for learning note names and rhythms. I can already envision our students excited about composing melodic patterns by putting bean bags on the staff!

Right now, our music room floor is an exercise mat that will likely not last another school year.

This rug will be the foundational piece of the music room for years and years to come. Students will see it and know that they are in music class. They will use its visuals to enhance their learning. They will sit around it and see their whole class working together and they will remember that feeling for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Conway
Grades 3-5

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Conway is requesting.

See our finances

TEACHERS, FEELING INSPIRED?

You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy Carpets Kid Essentials Music & Special Needs Round Elementary Note Worthy Rug, Multicolored, 13'2" • Amazon Business $869.99 1 $869.99

Materials cost

$869.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$913.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.12

Total project goal

$1,074.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,074.16

13 Donors

-$970.34

Donations toward project cost

-$832.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.05

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Support your local school!

Donate directly to any school in the US. Your donation will go towards directly purchasing urgent supplies.

Find a local school

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Dearborn","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1750497],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":1933261,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/gather-together-a-music-rug-for-an-incl/1933261/","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":250,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Conway","isEquityFocus":false,"authorIds":{"1750497":{"owner":"Ms. Conway","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1933261],"proposalHash":"902733607","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1750497_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1458501294128","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":280224,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTc2OTI2Ng==","MzUzOTg5OQ==","MzE0ODgzOA==","MTc1OTY3OQ==","MzU4NTE0Mw==","MzQ4NDYyMA==","MzU0NzQ1Mg==","MzU4NzA4NA==","MzU4NTUwOQ==","MzU0MjY3Nw==","MzU5NjMzNQ==","MzY1MTQ5NA==","MzU1MDEwNA==","MTc1MDQ5Nw=="],"teacherId":1750497,"schoolCounty":"Wayne","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}