You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Chavez from Elgin IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Singing Circle Carpet

My students need a 9' circle carpet for our music classroom because we sit on the floor during class.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is full of amazing musical children. We have 540 students in grades k-6 and each student visits me weekly to make music as a community.

92% of our students are living at or below the poverty line.

Within our school we have a lot of diverse learners. We have both 1-way and 2-way dual language classrooms where our students learn in both English and Spanish.

We also house a dual language gifted program and offer enrichment opportunities for all of our students to dive deeper into special topics.

My Project

As the music teacher I see every student in our school each week. During music class we do not use furniture because we like to have an open space for dancing, creative movement, and for setting up large instruments. Since we do not have chairs for seating, all of our students sit on the floor when they enter the room. Unfortunately we have cold, hard tile on the floor which is not very fun to sit on. This large circle carpet will be a great place for our students to sit comfortably!

In addition to creating a comfy place to sit, the circle shape of the carpet is a great visual reference for young children.

Often times in our class we sit or stand in a circle to play a singing game, do a folk dance, or take turns playing instruments. Having the visual of a circle will help my youngest students and students with special needs with their spatial awareness by providing a visual of a large circle so they can easily find their circle spot with their peers.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 540 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Chavez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC109 - Navy Blue Round Carpet - 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $339.00 1 $339.00

Materials cost

$339.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.01

Total project goal

$440.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.09

13 Donors

-$412.86

Donations toward project cost

-$359.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.23

Matching donations from our partners

-$17.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$14.45

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Elgin","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4164570],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3512683,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/singing-circle-carpet/3512683/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":540,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Chavez","authorIds":{"4164570":{"owner":"Ms. Chavez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3512683],"proposalHash":"-1637464060","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4164570_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1482342029612","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":19,"teacherChallengeId":20890488,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4164570,"schoolCounty":"Kane","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}