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Ms. Ward-Loveland from Los Angeles CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mama's Takin' Us to the Zoo Tomorrow...

My students need an "A to Z Animals" Alphabet rug and Drivetime Signs for our Circle Time and Representational Play and Pretend activities.

  • $536 goal

This project expired on October 13, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an early childhood special education inclusion teacher in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom at an elementary school. My students with disabilities are fully included into the general education classroom and curriculum. Our students range in ages from 3-5 years old.

The children in my program with special needs have been identified as having a range of disabilities from autism, Downs Syndrome, developmental delays, speech and language impairments, and orthopedic impairments.

It is essential for me to provide them with access to all the developmentally appropriate activities along side their typical peers. My school is located in a high poverty neighborhood and a lack of funding requires that teachers spend their own money to provide many of the resources needed to their students.

My Project

I will be changing classrooms next year and my room will not have a classroom carpet. Young children need a space to call their own during floor time, music and movement, and literacy activities. A circle time rug is where we sing, dance, and act out all of our stories and nursery rhymes. Having a rug that has a space for each of my students will help them respect each others' boundaries and learn to keep their hands and feet to themselves. I picked this rug with animals and alphabet squares because my students love singing and acting out songs and stories about animals. Not only will this rug be functional, but it can become part of our daily activities. My students can move like their animals, make the sounds of their animals, learn letter awareness and make letter-sound connections just by coming in and taking a seat on our new classroom carpet. I am also asking for a set of outdoor/indoor signs for my students to use as they pretend to drive ride-on cars and bikes on our path.

I want my students to have as many opportunities to experience and participate in the performing arts.

Teachers need to find ways to embed these opportunities within their daily instruction so that their imaginations continue to grow and creativity continues to be valued. This carpet will give my young learners a place to roar like a lion, wiggle like a worm, and fly like a flamingo. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Ms. Ward-Loveland
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A to Z Animals Alphabet Carpet – 7 ft. 6" x 12 ft. Rectangle • Nasco $314.95 1 $314.95
Drivetime Signs™ • Nasco $46.95 1 $46.95

Materials cost

$361.90

Vendor shipping charges

$36.19

State sales tax

$26.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$438.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.31

Total project goal

$535.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.07

4 Donors

-$267.53

Donations toward project cost

-$219.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.15

match offer

-$267.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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