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Mrs. Ford from Stratford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sit, Relax, and Learn!

My students need a large carpeted area to meet for small-group learning and community meeting.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a town of all cultures and socio economic levels. My students are as diverse as my town. But they are the leaders of our school, the role models. They are sixth graders in the elementary setting.

This is what I love about them, but at times makes them tough to teach.

They are becoming older and bigger emotionally and physically. It's a great age to teach and to help to them to grow into kind young men and woman.

My Project

Years ago our PTA purchased rugs for any teachers who wanted one as the school had removed the awful carpets and stitched to vinyl. I didn't order one. My students were too old and too big to sit on the floor! boy, was I wrong.

We begin the workshop model in reading and writing and small group mini lessons were a way of life.

My kids loved coming together in the other classrooms and I want that bond in my room. Not only will this rugs be used for introduction to lessons, but as a common area for morning meetings and a comfortable seating area for independent reading.

I especially like the design of this rug which has many inspirational words because we are a Be Kind school and the words will reflect and reinforce the ideals by which we will live!

Mrs. Ford
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET BE A GOOD FRIEND 7FT 6IN X 12FT RECTANGLE • School Specialty $315.67 1 $315.67

Materials cost

$315.67

Vendor shipping charges

$31.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.41

Total project goal

$449.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.39

6 Donors

-$265.00

Donations toward project cost

-$225.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

match offer

-$184.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.66

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$0.00

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