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Mrs. Helm from Gervais OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Magic Carpet

My students need a large class rug on which to gather during group time that will also help our classroom to be more inviting and cozy.

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade in a rural, Title One (low-income/high poverty) elementary school. My students have varied academic, physical and emotional needs, and often arrive at school tired, hungry or worried. Yet, they greet me each morning with "Good morning!" and "What are we doing today?" and a resilience that I admire!

I want to ensure that the classroom is a welcome, safe, cozy environment that they enjoy entering each morning, and that the classroom environment also supports our daily routines and expectations as well.

This project will help with both of those goals!

My Project

Our current rug is unraveling around the edges (which is not only less-than-pretty and unsafe, but proves to be a distraction as students pick at the strings during carpet time). Unfortunately, it is also too small to fit the whole class on, which inevitably results in several students slowly drifting away from the group as we are gathered. Lastly, the pattern on the green-ish rug is also extremely distracting, particularly to my students who are easily overwhelmed by their environment!

Classroom rugs not only promote positive behavior, but they also help to create a warm, inviting environment!

As you can gather, our current rug unfortunately, has the opposite impact. This one change can have an impact on the overall feeling and behavior in our classroom. Thank you in advance for any help you are able to offer!

Mrs. Helm
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIDPLUSH 8 FT 4 IN X 12 FT RECTANGLE SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $257.57 1 $257.57
OPTION CLASS - CARPETS FOR KIDS KIDPLUSH • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION ONLY - PACIFIC BLUE (433) - CARPETS FOR KIDS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$257.57

Vendor shipping charges

$25.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$317.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.97

Total project goal

$373.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.16

7 Donors

-$315.80

Donations toward project cost

-$283.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.61

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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