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Ms. Richardson, MEd from Richmond VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Brains Working & Bottoms Warm: Two Rugs, Please!

Help me give my students two new classroom rugs, one for whole group activities and one for small group fun!

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small, cozy neighborhood elementary school in Virginia. The children in my building are lively and great kids. They appreciate and evolve from positive but firm motivation and are very bright when focused and interested. We were named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006. Our school was recently renamed in June 2018.

I love teaching grades Pre-K through 1 because kids at this stage are so enthusiastic and happy to learn!

I feed off of their enthusiasm and it makes me want to provide them with even more innovative learning experiences!

My Project

With little ones, classroom carpets go through it! Our current rug has been spilled on, vomited on, and some other bodily functions I would rather not describe here...

I shampoo it every month but doing so has caused it to fray at its edges and look older than it truly is, which is three years old.

I want to throw it out because I worry about hygiene and old germs being dredged up and spread.

I am asking for two new rugs. One will replace our main rug and will be mostly used for whole group activities including morning circle. The other will be used for small groups and station work.

They look very vivid and colorful and they are basically anchor charts that one can sit on! One rug shows the months of the year, days of the week, and seasons; while the second rug shows an awesome array of letters, shapes, and numbers.

Thank you for reading my proposal!

Ms. Richardson, MEd
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
LA Rug Numbers & Letters Rug 8'x11' • Amazon Business $153.88 1 $153.88
KC CUBS KCP010019-8x10 Playtime Collection ABC Alphabet, Seasons, Months and Days of The Week Educational Learning Area Rug Carpet for Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (8' 2" x 9' 10") • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99

Materials cost

$303.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.72

Total project goal

$398.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.15

7 Donors

-$344.33

Donations toward project cost

-$300.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.15

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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