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Ms. Colleen from Dorchester MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! We Need a Rug!

My students need a new classroom rug.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarteners spend lots of time sitting on the rug during morning meetings, playing with puzzles and blocks, math games, story time and for all of our interactive lessons. The classroom rug is our central gathering spot.

My kindergarten students attend a bilingual, low-income, urban school where all students qualify for free meals.

The boys and girls come from many different backgrounds and most of their parents do not speak English at home. Many students of mine face challenges every day. They come to school however with smiles on their faces, and are very eager to learn. The students are extremely proud of their hard work and their "scholar" status...I hear them talking about it with their classmates. I've had several parents happily repeat it to me. It is a joy and privilege to be a part of their lives.

My Project

A new classroom rug will give my students a bright, clean, comfortable place to gather and learn. The classroom carpet is where we spend lots of our time in Kindergarten. We begin our day gathered in a circle on the rug where we participate in math, literacy and interactive writing on the carpet, and we also share stories and reflections at the end of our day. Our rug is the focal point of our classroom.

A new rug will have a huge, positive impact on our classroom.

The rug we are using right now is extremely old and stained. Although I have personally removed it to have it professionally cleaned, and the school has also had it cleaned, the odor and the stains are still present. I want my students to have the best of everything and be proud of their classroom. I also want them to have a clean, safe and comfortable place to gather and learn.

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Ms. Colleen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun with Phonics Carpet Rectangle 8'4" x 13'4" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $399.46 1 $399.46

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