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Mrs. Residori from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magic Carpet Ride

The cost of this proposal is $831, 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>.

  • $850 goal

This project expired on June 13, 2005.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a first year, first grade teacher in Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood. Almost all of my students live in the projects across the street from the school in extreme poverty. For many of my students, our classroom is one of the few places that always feels safe and welcoming. I have worked hard with my first graders from day one to create a strong sense of community in our classroom. One of the ways I have done this is by setting up a morning meeting routine. Morning meeting is the first thing we do everyday. To start morning meeting, I turn on the song, "What a Wonderful World". When the song comes on, the students know to clean up their morning work and start a circle on the rug. By the time the song is over, all of the children are on the rug ready to greet each other. This has been a very important tool in the strengthening of our classroom community. Right now our rug is a tattered carpet remnant that was donated by a very kind carpet salesman. It is already coming apart, and shows dirt easily, since it is beige. In addition to morning meeting, the rug serves as a place for math games, read- alouds, and other learning experiences throughout the day. Our classroom would be complete if we had a warm, welcoming classroom rug to sit and learn on.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading Train Bold • KidCarpet.com $602.99 1 $602.99

Materials cost

$602.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$697.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.00

Total project goal

$850.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$850.00

1 Donor

-$697.00

Donations toward project cost

-$697.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$153.00

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$0.00

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