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Ms. Engels from Federal Way WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Large Classroom Carpet!

Help me give my students the space they need for their growing bodies to comfortably learn!

  • $657 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This school year, I have been gifted with 17 of the funniest, kindest and hardest working first-graders in the world. It has been amazing to watch these kiddos grow into problem-solving, supporting, and just all-round AWESOME little humans!

However, as first graders do, they have grown SIGNIFICANTLY...

(brains and bodies!) And some of the kindness we have worked so hard on has turned into "get out of my space!" or "he's not in his spot!"... the list goes on.

My Project

As a first-year first-grade teacher, I have learned the importance of having a community meeting space where I can come together with my students to share stories, engage in whole-group learning experiences, and build a strong classroom community.

As the end of the school year approaches for my first graders, the inevitable has happened: they have gotten bigger, MUCH bigger.

As a result, my students have outgrown our classroom carpet. Their growing bodies no longer fit in the squares on the carpet we have now, making our community-meeting space uncomfortable and distracting.

As I enter my second year in the classroom (and am predicting a larger class size next fall), I plan to leverage my knowledge of how these almost-second-graders are currently functioning in this space. I hope to provide my new group of first graders with a whole-group meeting space they can grow INTO rather than grow out of.

I have chosen this large carpet with 30 squares so each student can have their own space to learn while still coming together as a class to learn in a more comfortable and distraction-free way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA952 - A Place for Everyone Classroom Carpet for 30 Kids - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$558.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.49

Total project goal

$656.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$656.58

8 Donors

-$639.11

Donations toward project cost

-$558.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

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$0.00

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