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Mrs. Figueroa from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Away From the Table

My students need a carpet that provides seating spots for easier management. Students work better in a flexible, kid-friendly space with designated pictures, labels, or markers that can identify where they can sit for learning time.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

After teaching in other grades for several years, coming back to Kindergarten has been refreshing. My students are energetic, happy to be in school, and have such a love for learning! In POD 102, we have 15 boys and 12 girls. This wonderful dynamic makes our experiences balanced and open-minded; being considerate and caring to everyone's voice in the classroom.

In this fantastic Kindergarten classroom, our experiences vary greatly.

Being mindful of these differences has opened the possibility to create a global picture of this community of young people, eager to learn from one another. I have felt a renewed love for teaching with these 27 friends I've made this year. I am excited to be able to give them a great love for learning in our classroom and everywhere they go.

My Project

Early learners need structure when they are learning through reading and play. Having a central location, away from their tables, to learn through play is really important for their development. Making that place cozy, comfortable but purposeful.

Having a carpet with designated seating spots for children is incredibly helpful and useful.

Students enjoy having a spot to stretch out their bodies during meditation and yoga, have a place to sit during a read a loud and during morning meeting, and even find place to do group or partner work. This carpet would be an integral part of our learning community.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alphabet Seating KID$ Value PLUS Rug - 8' x 12' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $288.96 1 $288.96

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