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Mrs. Lane from Middletown OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Meet at the Carpet!

My students need a Nature's Colors Seating carpet for our reading and learning corner.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our district is in an urban area and most of our children come from loving, but economically disadvantaged homes. They love school and work hard every day to live up to the standards set for them by the Common Core.

Most of them lack exposure to children's literature and language, and so are behind in their vocabulary acquisition.

They love good literature and are enthralled and enthusiastic when I read aloud to them while they sit close to me on the carpet in the corner of my room. Unfortunately, the number of students in my room have outgrown the small carpet I have.

My Project

Students focus and learn more easily when they are in close proximity to the teacher. In our classroom, that means we get together at the carpet for most of our reading and math lessons. Everyone together enjoying and reacting to a great read aloud helps to create the kind of "family" feeling that makes first grade so special.

Right now we have an old carpet that will fit about half the class of twenty-five students.

No one likes to sit on the cold hard floor and that creates problems with student focus and friendships. Students are wiggling around trying to find a comfortable position on the floor, or they are moving closer and closer to that friend who is lucky enough to have a turn at a spot on the carpet.

I'm requesting a Nature's Colors Seating carpet with 30 squares. Meeting for reading and learning would go much smoother and less instructional time would be lost to distractions if we had a carpet that could fit us all comfortably.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nature's Colors Seating (30 Squares) - 7'6" x 12' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $339.96 1 $339.96

Materials cost

$339.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.19

Total project goal

$441.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.25

5 Donors

-$220.62

Donations toward project cost

-$187.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.09

match offer

-$220.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.09

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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