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  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bowen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Personal Squares for Personal Space

The cost of a Reading By The Book Seating Rug from Childcraft, Inc. is $431, 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>.

It is so hard for first graders to learn about personal space. All first graders want to sit on the person in front of them or beside them. The problem is, not all first graders want to be sat on. I have tried a variety of things to help prevent this. At the beginning of the year I post down tape lines and they have to sit on the line but by mid year the tape is gone, either because we have walked across it too many times or because someone's busy fingers found something to do. How wonderful it would be if they all had their own square to sit on! There would be no questions as to where they should sit and how far they should lean over when they get excited about an answer. All my students want to follow the rules and be good students. A carpet would help establish clear boundaries and as a result we could concentrate on learning math and learning to read and write. The carpet I have picked out has a square for each letter and each letter is printed on a book cover- how perfect for a first grade classroom!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading By The Book Seating Rug -- 5'10'' X 8'4'' • Childcraft, Inc. $289.95 1 $289.95

Materials cost

$289.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$370.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.23

Total project goal

$451.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$451.26

1 Donor

-$425.53

Donations toward project cost

-$371.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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