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Mrs. Smith from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfy and Cozy on the Carpet!

Help me give my students a new and large spacious carpet to learn on.

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I school teaching first graders. The students I serve live in a high poverty area. They receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of them come from a single parent home or have grandparents who are raising them. Parent involvement is very low at my school.

My students often don't have the experiences that other children have.

Many of them have never been to the beach or on a plane. When asked to write about a favorite birthday party or trip that they have taken, they struggle.

My Project

My first graders are kinesthetic learners and move around the classroom frequently. With a new and larger carpet, all of my students will be able to have a space of their own and focus on listening during whole group lessons and not have to worry about finding a spot to sit on the carpet. I will also be able to have students work in small groups together and read comfortably on the carpet.

Currently my students and I have a small classroom carpet that another teacher was throwing out.

It is a daily occurrence that I hear, "There's no room on the carpet." This creates a sense of not belonging. Having a larger carpet will help create a sense of belonging that some students seem to feel when it is whole group time.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blocks Abound Classroom Rug Rug Dimensions: 7' 8" W x 10' 9" L, Color: 02-Pastel • Teachers' School Supply $383.08 1 $383.08

Materials cost

$383.08

Vendor shipping charges

$42.14

State sales tax

$29.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.62

Total project goal

$577.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.47

3 Donors

-$425.00

Donations toward project cost

-$391.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$117.18

Match offers toward project cost

-$99.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

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$0.00

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