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Mrs. Lupton from New Bern NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Lupton's Cozy Corners

My students need curtains, and area rug and a room divider to come into a classroom that feels inviting, safe, and stress-free.

  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"I want to make a difference" is always my response when people ask me why I want to teach. My students come from all different backgrounds, but they all get really excited when they learn a new topic.

Every student has the ability to learn.

I teach at a Title 1 school in North Carolina. I teach a diversity of students, but they all have one thing in common: they are eager to learn. My students all deserve the same education.

My Project

Every year my students come into third grade with the sense of being overwhelmed. It breaks my heart every year with the thought that they have such high expectations due to testing. I want to create a positive, stress free classroom where my third graders are able to explore and learn to their fullest potential.

Having a classroom where students want to learn is essential for student's learning.

I will use the carpets and curtains to add color in my classroom. I want to use essential oils to provide a sense of calmness so students will not be overwhelmed. I have chosen these items to make an ultimate classroom for my students.

Mrs. Lupton
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rugshop Moroccan Trellis Contemporary Indoor Area Rug, 5'3" x 7'3", Gray/Yellow • Amazon Business $54.17 2 $108.34
ALLZONE Room Divider Tension Curtain Rod,124-140 inch, No Drilling,Never Collapse, Very Secure,Brushed Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $52.49 1 $52.49
18 Essential Oil Set with FREE 42 Holes EVA Case Diffuser Aromatherapy 100% Therapeutic Grade Clove Clary Sage Lemon Bergamot Lavender Peppermint Tea Tree Argan Rosemary Frankincense Citronella • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
HLC.ME Lattice Print Thermal Insulated Room Darkening Blackout Window Curtain Panels for Living Room - Set of 2-37" W x 96" L - Navy Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics Tension Curtain Rod - 78-108", Bronze • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
HLC.ME Lattice Print Thermal Grommet Blackout Valance for Small Windows - Navy Blue - 52" W x 18" L • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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