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Ms. Dondzila from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Moola for a Rug-oola

My students need a rug that provides a community area for whole group lessons on the floor. A rug that has designated spots to help with behavior management would be ideal.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

I am a new teacher starting my first year of teaching in the 2018-2019 school year. I have not yet met my future students yet or been given a class list with the exact number but I have been told an estimation of around 22. Currently, I am in the process of prepping my classroom to be as inviting as possible and finding ways to provide the best educational experience for these students as they embark on their first year in elementary school.

*Photo is with my class I taught as student teacher

My Project

Although it is not often provided by the school, I believe a good rug is a necessity in a kindergarten classroom, as so many lessons are taught with students sitting in a group on the floor. A rug isn't necessary for added comfort to floor lessons but rather a well designed way of helping students get the most out of their educational experience. Classroom rugs are designed with lots of color and specific spots that can help students know where to sit when coming to the rug, while giving teachers the ability to designate spots to students to help with behavior management.

My students are in need of a rug that will help provide the best learning experience possible.

The rug that I have chosen to seek donation for is one that I have done a lot of research on and believe to be the ideal rug for my students. It is a high quality rug that I have seen used in many kindergarten classrooms as an effective way to provide the best learning experience for whole group lessons on the floor. The design of this rug provides many benefits to student learning, as it both consists of rows with duplicate colors that allow order for dividing students into small groups when needed and also spots that are spaced apart enough to help prevent behavior issues that can distract the rest of the class. This rug will absolutely benefit the learning experience of every student in the classroom and your donation would be so greatly appreciated.

-"Assigning specific rug spots fosters smoother classroom management, student friendships and more powerful teaching"

Source: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/just-right-spot/

Ms. Dondzila
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lots of Dots Rugs Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 7' 8" W x 10' 9" L • Teachers' School Supply $383.08 1 $383.08

Materials cost

$383.08

Vendor shipping charges

$42.14

State sales tax

$24.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.67

Total project goal

$571.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.16

6 Donors

-$446.16

Donations toward project cost

-$379.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.92

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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