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Ms. Pettit from Momence IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

7th Grade Wonders

My students need art supplies for projects that we do in class to enhance understanding and comprehension of texts and show what they know. They also need more options for flexible seating.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

The students in my junior high school are very diverse. 51% of the student population is classified in the poverty area. Many of the students are here because their parents work in the factories in town. However, many of the families are supporting multiple children, often not their own. Some of my students live with grandparents, aunts and uncles, or are from single parent families.

These students come from very different backgrounds and have a range of learning styles.

Many of the students are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD and have a hard time sitting in one spot for long periods of time.

My Project

English Language Arts is not all about writing essays to demonstrate understanding. Students display knowledge using individual strengths: art, music, or writing. To use these multiple intelligences effectively, my classroom thrives on projects and interactive notebooks to demonstrate understanding.

To complete projects and notebooks, art supplies are needed, which many of my student's families are not able to provide them.

The purchase of art glue, scissors, and colored pencils will help them to know they have the materials they need to show what they know.

Alternative seating is also involved in this project. Alternative seating aides student learning because, as studies show, they are more apt to participate in reading and lessons if they are comfortable.

Ms. Pettit
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS CONTEMPORARY SWIVEL - SOFT PLASTIC SHELL 18 - CHROME FRAME - 23.5-32.5 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY SHELL COLOR - NYLON GLIDES • School Specialty $103.57 1 $103.57
DEW DROP BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $55.97 1 $55.97
Pacific Play Tents Go Anywhere Teacher Chair - Green • Amazon Business $29.81 1 $29.81
SCISSOR PAPER EDGERS W/STAND SCHOOL SMART SET OF 12 • School Specialty $20.09 1 $20.09
GLUESTICK ELMER'S CLEAR .24OZ 30-PK • School Specialty $9.35 1 $9.35
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED FULL SIZE SET OF 24 • School Specialty $3.10 3 $9.30
BLUE (BL) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY SWIVEL STOOL SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
NAVY BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - BEAN BAG COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$228.09

Vendor shipping charges

$19.83

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.65

Total project goal

$330.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$330.99

4 Donors

-$330.99

Donations toward project cost

-$281.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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