You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Abate from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Us Understand World Geography on a Magic Carpet

The cost of a Flagship Carpets Maps That Teach Rug from SchoolOutfitters.com is $422, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

"You don't need a magic carpet to see the world. All you need is Maps That Teach. With its bright primary colors, animals, all five continents, seven oceans, major rivers & mountains, Maps That Teach can introduce basic world geography to kids." In our classroom, we do work on the carpet everyday. We now sit on two worn rugs thrown together to make a space large enough for all students to fit. I teach third grade in a low socio-economic school. The kids love to work together on the floor but we have been talking about a nice new rug that we could learn from and sit on. A few of the other classes have received carpets that are similar from grants and my students dream about one in our room. This particular carpet, Maps That Teach, teaches us things that are in line with the third grade California content standards for the social sciences/geography. Being able to stand on the carpet with the compass rose will enhance the learning experience of directions and give the students some thing they truly deserve--a vivid learning experience. We were practicing our "how to write a paragraph" skills last week. The topic to write about was "what things we would do and change if we were the mayor of East Palo Alto." One student wrote that one of the things he would do as mayor would be to "give our class the money to buy the rug that shows us the world." I would love to be able to present this rug to my wonderful students who would truly appreciate it! This carpet will benefit not only my students this year but students for many years as they sit on top of the world on their very own magic carpet!

Ms. Abate
Grades 3-5
  • Brentwood Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Abate is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets Maps That Teach Rug 11' by 8' • SchoolOutfitters.com $283.50 1 $283.50

Materials cost

$283.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$361.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.43

Total project goal

$441.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.26

4 Donors

-$405.60

Donations toward project cost

-$362.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"E Palo Alto","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[56852],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":59162,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/let-us-understand-world-geography-on-a-m/59162/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Abate","authorIds":{"56852":{"owner":"Ms. Abate","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[59162],"proposalHash":"619751099","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp56852_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1516560009119","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":100366,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":56852,"schoolCounty":"San Mateo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}