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Mrs. Pappano from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students to Learn in a More Flexible Environment

My students need a comfortable area to learn in the classroom that provides additional seating options. This carpet will help to minimize noise in our classroom.

  • $629 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in kindergarten through third grade. They all have special needs including specific learning disabilities such as Autism, other health impairments, and intellectual disabilities. All of my students have individual strengths and needs.

I teach in a high poverty elementary school that has 100% free and reduced rate lunch program.

Our school is located in a low-SES community, and while the students face daily challenges, they are resilient and perseverant. My students truly value their education and have a strong desire to learn.

My Project

This carpet and floor seats will give my students more flexible seating options in the classroom. They will provide choices and allow my students to be more engaged in the lessons being taught. The carpet will cut down on noise that often distracts my students. It will also be an inviting spot for students to work in groups or read books. The flexible seating will enable us to create an atmosphere that allows students to move freely. These students are often more active and learn better using a more unconventional classroom setup. We share a classroom with another special education group so our space is limited.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET FULL STEAM AHEAD 7FT 8IN X 10FT 9IN • School Specialty $329.67 1 $329.67
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98

Materials cost

$429.65

Vendor shipping charges

$32.97

Sales tax

$35.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$534.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.25

Total project goal

$628.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$628.33

5 Donors

-$601.86

Donations toward project cost

-$534.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

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$0.00

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