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Mrs. Kawai from Kailua Kona HI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sitting Freely

My students need Stow N' Go Alphabet carpet squares to allow them to sit comfortably on the classroom floor.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first day of kindergarten? Were you scared? Excited? Curious? Every year I get the privilege of welcoming kids to their first day of school. It is such a wonderful and enriching experience getting to be their first teacher.

Our school is extremely diverse.

We have many kids in our school population that speak English as their second language. We have kids that speak Marshallese, Korean, Spanish, Tongan, Ilikano, and much, much more!

Our school is also in a high poverty area. Many of our kids qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our school is also the second largest elementary school in the state. We have over 1,000 students!

My Project

Our Kindergarten class is in a small portable classroom with a tile floor. We have one small area rug, but it is not near big enough for a class full of little bodies to sit.

Sitting is hard enough in Kindergarten, so when it is necessary, why not make it FUN?

With these alphabet carpet squares students can have their own individualized sitting space that can allow them to sit comfortably all around the classroom. In addition, the carpet alphabet carpet squares will provide additional environmental print in our Kindergarten classroom. Each square contains a letter of the alphabet, as well the word and picture.

It is also so important to teacher Kindergarteners the importance of personal space! These individualized carpet seats will model for students what is appropriate personal space and will hopefully encourage it!

Mrs. Kawai
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stow N' Go Alphabet Carpet Squares (Set of 26) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $152.96 1 $152.96

Materials cost

$152.96

Vendor shipping charges

$22.94

State sales tax

$6.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.93

Total project goal

$252.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.85

3 Donors

-$252.85

Donations toward project cost

-$214.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.93

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$0.00

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