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Ms. Sheppard from Berkeley CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft Spaces for Ms. S's Students

My students need a new rug for active and quiet community time together.

  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second graders are really coming into their own as students. With two years under their belts, they are ready to spend more time at their desks, but they certainly need to move, play, and dance daily!

These young students are working hard at learning to be serious students - by second grade, they are open to the routines of school and they take their work and the activities very seriously.

I like to maximize on this determination by offering a variety of pair, small group, individual and all class work time - this helps build a sense of group responsibility for the learning and the classroom environment.

My Project

A new rug will serve as a bridge from their K and first grade experiences by providing a place for them to gather for all sorts of activities. Mostly, I am eager to have some "soft" space in the room for them to be able to cozy up with a good book, a friend to share work with, or engage in the poems and songs we're learning all together. Though they are coming into their own as students, they certainly need to get up and move it too! My current rug is overused from too many previous second graders!

The Lakeshore group rug will help to create a soft space for community and all class activities including read alouds, singing, dancing, sharing and reflecting on classwork together.

It improves upon what is currently there, a piece that is out of date and overused.

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Ms. Sheppard
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA952 - A Place for Everyone Classroom Carpet for 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$560.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.83

Total project goal

$658.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.84

8 Donors

-$658.84

Donations toward project cost

-$560.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.83

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$0.00

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