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Mrs. Hope from Orlando FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rug For Reading

My students need a cozy rug to enjoy in the reading area and 19 subscriptions to Scholastic News to stay current while building reading comprehension skills.

  • $538 goal

This project expired on October 4, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My favorite quote (featured at the end of my email sign-off) is "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." My goal for every students is to instill a love of learning through comfortable reading space and interesting reading materials.

My students are often thrilled to receive reading material they are able to keep, because many of them don't have books of their own.

Our school is a Title I school, with more than 75% of the kids on free or reduced lunch. My school is old but charming, with the right personal touches in the classroom it becomes a space where students feel safe and enjoy learning.

My Project

The rug would be utilized in our classroom library and reading area. Here there would be cozy chairs, pillows, and a calming little lamp all surrounded by books from all genres. The rug will not only look appealing and comfortable for students, it will section off that area of the room to be used primarily for reading. The Scholastic News magazines I am requesting are an engaging way for students to learn about what is going on in the world around them while increasing their reading comprehension. This past year, I was happy to receive a trial issue and my students and I loved reading the issue and learning from it. I was able to use the issue for a variety of activities, following the helpful teachers guide, with lessons to address the needs of all types of learners. This magazine incorporates art, music, drama and more. We also used the articles to practice summarizing. The students loved putting on a "news reporter" jacket and fedora to read their summarized news report.

The donations to this proposal will help me reach my goal of instilling a love of learning in all students.

They will have an opportunity to read and learn in a comfortable space, and the wonderful opportunity of reading news articles to stay informed; with information written on their reading level.

Mrs. Hope
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh CAM139K Cambridge Collection Handmade Wool Area Rug, 6-Feet by 9-Feet, Purple and Ivory • Amazon $321.30 1 $321.30
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.75 19 $90.25

Materials cost

$411.55

Vendor shipping charges

$9.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.60

Total project goal

$537.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.34

12 Donors

-$412.16

Donations toward project cost

-$350.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.67

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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