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Mrs. Drechsler from Lexington Park MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Story Time Carpet for First Graders!

Help me give my students an alternative to hard tile floor... a carpet for Read Alouds, hands-on math games, word work, and partner activities- along with some tools to make learning extra engaging, exciting, and fun!

  • $778 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are an excited, unique, and enthusiastic group of Southern Maryland students that make my job exciting and fun every day! They have eagerly embraced our classroom learning style of hands-on, active, and engaging activities. We are consistently practicing making the best choices to create a respectful, collaborative community where everyone feels safe to learn, make mistakes, and be their authentic, special self.

They are consistently challenged and empowered to develop their independence, self-efficacy, and individual interests to become the best readers, writers, scientists, historians, mathematicians, and lifelong learners they can be!

They are so excited to find joy in questioning, wondering, and learning the tools they need to understand and discover the world around them.

My Project

First grade is a time for hands-on learning, where the students are expected to dive into reading, writing, and math skills with even more independence and rigor than before! My students deserve the tools and opportunities to engage in hands-on learning, especially during our math work place (center) times and our literacy activities that require spreading out and working independently. Students will use white boards, playdoh, wikki sticks, paint, and bean bag chairs to read to self, practice working with words, and utilizing multiple modalities to interact with our content. Most importantly, our hard tile floor is uncomfortable for Read Aloud, morning meeting, and sharing times. Your generous support of the color-coded, fire-code approved, classroom carpet will provide that comfortable space for students to gather and learn together as a classroom community.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention, focus, and comfort- you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Your support of our classroom and my fantastic first graders is very appreciated!

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

This project will reach 18 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL801 - Learning Shapes & Colors Activity Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
BeanBob Bean Bag Chair for Kids - Foam Filled Bean Bag - Bedroom Furniture & Sofa for Children, 2.5' Blue • Amazon Business $49.90 2 $99.80
Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 Inch Double Sided Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Back to School Teachers, Students, Kids, Classroom • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Crayola Washable Nontoxic Paint, 16 Fluid Ounce, Assorted Colors (Pack of 7) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
WikkiStix WIK804 Art and Craft, Assorted Package • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad, 9"x12" Tape Bound, 20 Sheets • Amazon Business $4.97 3 $14.91
Nicole Home Collection 200 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
School Smart 85335 Skip-A-Line Chart Tablet - 1 1/2 inch Ruled - 24 x 32 inches - 25 Sheet Pad • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Neon Green • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Crayola Big Paint Brushes (4 Count Flat) • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Crayola Big Paint Brushes (4 Count Round), Great for Kids • Amazon Business $2.59 1 $2.59

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