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Mrs. Paulsell from Springfield MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Together

My students need a bigger classroom rug for whole group instruction.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing students come to school eager to learn and ready and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can to be successful one day. As a teacher at a Title One school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and outside of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide an engaging student-centered classroom experience that encourages learning and keeps my students relaxed.

My Project

I use our classroom rug a lot for whole group instruction. My students have lessons and share work they have done daily on the rug. I struggle to fit ever student on the rug. Some of my students have to sit at their seat during instruction because there just isn't enough room for all of my students to sit. I get complaints from my students weekly about how there is just not enough room on the rug. A bigger rug would encourage a positive classroom environment. We would all get to sit comfortably in the same place to easily share their ideas during cooperative learning times.

Mrs. Paulsell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC140 - Charcoal Rectangular Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $389.00 1 $389.00

Materials cost

$389.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.97

Total project goal

$499.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.81

1 Donor

-$499.81

Donations toward project cost

-$424.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.97

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$0.00

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