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Mrs. Smith from Southfield MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom That Feels Cozy Like Home!

Help me give my students a choice of seating. Flexible seating has been proven to increase engagement in learning.

  • $1,231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a high risk charter school located in Southfield, MI however, most of our students are bussed in from high poverty neighborhoods in Detroit. With high poverty comes a multitude of problems: parents who are not there (physically and/or mentally), limited nutrition, poor sleeping habits, poor academic habits, and coming to school in the same dirty uniform day after day because it can't be laundered.

My classroom needs to be their safe haven for learning and growing.

It needs to be exciting and welcoming on a daily basis so that they can work in a conducive environment.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently, my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC272GR - Flex-Space Comfy Curved Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC272BU - Flex-Space Comfy Curved Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC272RG - Flex-Space Comfy Curved Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC534 - Flex-Space Comfy Pillows - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

Materials cost

$1,000.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,045.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$184.58

Total project goal

$1,230.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,230.56

4 Donors

-$1,205.56

Donations toward project cost

-$1,024.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.83

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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