My students need a learning carpet where they can learn comfortably as 5-year-olds.
This project expired on January 23, 2014.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Do you remember your favorite classroom? For Kindergarteners, it's important to have different areas for them to learn. Expecting them to sit in chairs all day just doesn't work. I currently have 30 spaces created using masking tape. This bright colorful rug would be a perfect replacement!
My school's population is roughly 92% low income.
The school is a traditional public school in a large urban district. Our school budget has been slashed to bare bones. My students don't deserve to pay the price for that. They deserve a bright colorful room with the same things other students have. Most of my students don't come from homes that are bright and colorful.
My students need several areas where they can learn. Expecting them to simply sit in a chair isn't appropriate or functional. They love to gather as a group while I read stories and introduce whole-group concepts. A comfortable place where their space is defined works perfectly. Sometimes children at this age need help defining their own space. Using the color blocks on the carpet, my students will know where to sit, cutting down on management and disorganization.
My students already do without many of the "Frills" that their suburban counterparts enjoy.
While a rug might not seem like an essential supply, learning as a group is. A routine and an area to complete that routine are essential to building a classroom family atmosphere which is critical to my student's success. Please help us!
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