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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving the Healthy Body the Life Essential Need of Rest

My students need 18 new, clean, and cozy mats that are essential needs for our pre-k kids to rest after a long day of learning and playing.

  • $702 goal

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My Students

Rest time is a period where our students let their bodies take a break from the long day they've had. Since our healthy school works our students' minds as well as their bodies, rest time is an important part of our day. But our mats are old, torn, and dirty. Our kids desperately need new ones.

At our healthy school in New York, our students are educated about a healthy diet and the importance of exercising.

During rest time for our per-kindergarten students, we stress what a life essential need sleep is for our bodies. We do our best to provide them with a place to rest, but time has rendered our mats almost unusable. Our students are very young and they listen to our words because they trust us. Their parents value education and respect teachers greatly, and they also believe in us to provide their child with the best quality education. It is my duty to provide it for every child.

My Project

I am asking for donations to fund 18 resting mats that my upcoming students need. Currently, we have worn out mats that have suffered from the daily use of the past year. Sleep is a life essential need for everyone. Adults are recommended 8 full hours of sleep to function properly. We stress how essential of a need sleep is, it's only right to provide it for our children. For our students, they need that hour of nap they're allotted in school. To rest comfortably, they need new cozy mats for rest time. If this project gets funded, our students will have clean and comfortable mats that will allow them to rest their bodies after an active day. We've always kick off the year educating our students to eat healthy food and realize the importance of staying active. With this project, they will finally be able to give their bodies the appropriate rest they need.

If this project gets funded, our new students will receive new resting mats for the new year.

Their life essential need of sleep will be met. For most, it will be their first time in school. I hope to kick off the school year with a great start and make their year as comfortable as possible. This will show our students the importance of resting their bodies. Most of our kids are able to rest with their current worn mats, but new mats will allow all of them to rest more easily.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PM3 - Heavy-Duty Folding Rest Mat • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.99 18 $557.82

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