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Ms. Harp from Germantown MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Snug as a Bug in a Rug

Help me give my students rugs to play on in doll house and block areas; as well as markers to practice letter and number writing. They also need shape and feelings mats for dough, and gears for STEM.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

I have the most adorable group of students this year. They began the school year below age-level expectations in academic and social skills, but have grown so much in the short time we have been together. They are like a family now. Over half the class this year are learning to speak English and are struggling to learn to identify numbers and letters. Providing an environment that encourages language and a love for learning while supporting their social and emotional growth is critical to helping them become life long learners and our future.

My Project

Your generosity will provide rugs that make it possible for the students to get down and play in the block center and doll-house area. The linoleum floor is too cold to sit on and play, it is also too loud when the block tower tumbles. Having a comfortable and fun rug in those areas will encourage play, language and good social interactions. It will also provide for creative planning and building as they design and construct towers in the block area. I am eager to see the cities and structures they will be building and driving the cars around once they have a rug in that area.

Dough mats will bring life into the play dough center.

The shapes mats will be great for helping the students identify shapes. The feelings mats will be great for helping students with expressive language; as well as expressing their feelings. These children are so loving and kind - I am thinking the happy mats will get used much more than the sad/mad faces. I can't wait to see the faces they will make on these mats.

The gears are an added bonus, I saw them and could instantly see the smiles on their faces as they create endless arrangements of interactions with the magnetic gears. This will be great for designing and planning as well as creative thinking.

Ms. Harp
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection Road Map Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 2 $109.98
MARKER EXPO DRY ERASE LOW ODOR BLACK CHISEL PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $17.03 2 $34.06
DD939 - Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA499 - Feelings & Emotions Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
MARKERS UC WASHABLE BROAD LINE SET OF 40 • School Specialty $12.49 1 $12.49

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