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Ms. Metts from Durham NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Today's Readers = Tomorrow's Leaders

Help me give my students a rug to sit and explore plus new books to read.

  • $717 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title I public school in Durham, NC. I have fifteen pre-K students between the ages of four to five years of age. I have a few students who have special needs such as speech delays and developmental delays. All of my students are eager to learn and love to explore new things. They absolutely love hands-on activities, active and engaging projects. It is a truly joy to work with this age group. "The smallest things take up the most room in your heart".

My Project

We are requesting a rug for our classroom to use during our story time and independent reading. Students are often better able to concentrate when sitting at the rug for interactive reading. My students need a cozy carpet to invite them to learn and explore. We spend most of our day on the floor and my students would love to have a comfy space of their own while they take on the learning challenges as we prepare for kindergarten readiness.

Having this classroom rug and book set will allow my students to stay focused and engaged during story time and independent reading.

Minimizing distractions and increasing their focus is vital for helping scholars learn and grow.

Ms. Metts
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHILDCRAFT ALPHABET ALL SEASONS 8 X 12 FT OVAL - VARIOUS OPTIONS • School Specialty $335.97 1 $335.97
BOOKS COMMUNITY HELPERS GR PREK-2 ST/8 • School Specialty $149.52 1 $149.52
ALPHABET ALL SEASONS OPTION ONLY - BLUE - 7 • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
CHILDCRAFT ALPHABET ALL SEASONS OPTION CLASS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
ALPHABET ALL SEASONS OPTION ONLY - EARTHTONE - 8 • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
CHILDCRAFT ALPHABET ALL SEASONS OPTION CLASS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$485.49

Vendor shipping charges

$48.55

State sales tax

$37.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$609.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.50

Total project goal

$716.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$716.69

5 Donors

-$359.00

Donations toward project cost

-$305.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.85

match offer

-$357.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$304.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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