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Ms. Swartz from Fort Riley KS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get in Formation

Help me give my students sit spots and carpet markers. In an active music classroom, students are frequently moving around freely and to different formations. Having different shapes/colors of carpet markers will help students know where to go.

  • $166 goal

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My Students

My students are a creative, strong-willed, diverse group of individuals. They enjoy working together as well as independently. Because all of my students are in military families, a lot of them rely on school for their main source of structure. While they need the structure school provides, my students LOVE to come to music where they can be flexible and express themselves.

These creative students are our future.

Their creativity and passion will change the world. They need many hands-on, enactive experiences to have a well-rounded educational experience.

My Project

In an active music classroom, students are frequently moving and dancing. Especially for younger students, making certain shapes and formations can be quite difficult. Having different colors and shapes of carpet markers will tremendously speed up the process of getting into dance formations, leaving more time for moving and learning.

Movement is a major part of any elementary music classroom.

This summer, I had the opportunity to take part in some music educator teacher training courses. In these courses, I learned many new movement ideas to bring back to my classroom.

Having a visual reminder of where to go during movement, dancing, and games will simplify many processes for students and for the teacher.

Ms. Swartz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spot On Pete The Cat Groovy Buttons Carpet Markers 4-inch (EP62013) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Carpet Spots for Classroom - Spot Markers for Kids - Circle Time Spots - Carpet Circles for Classroom - Floor Dots for Kids - Great Alternative to Traditional Classroom Area Rugs - 30 Pack, Size 5" • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Spot On Alphabet Carpet Markers 4-inch (TCR77004) • Amazon Business $19.03 1 $19.03
CARPET MARKERS for Teachers, Educators (30 Pack of Stars) | The Original CARPET MARKER • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Spot On Arrows Carpet Markers 8-inch (TCR77003) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$101.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.82

Total project goal

$165.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.48

3 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$104.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$42.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$36.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.37

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$0.00

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