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Ms. Burns from Fayetteville NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Comfortable and Organized Classroom

My students need a futon for a comfortable reading corner, stools for group seating, and a literature organizer to sort their classwork and homework.

  • $359 goal

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My Students

My students are fourth graders who come to school ready and excited to learn. My students and I work hard to achieve their academic goals. They need a positive, comforting environment in which to succeed.

I teach at a rural Title I school near a military base, where 100% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of the students have a military connection, or are from a low-income household. Regardless of where they come from, every child deserves to feel a sense of belonging at school.

"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." -Rita F. Pierson

My Project

Students perform better in an environment that is comfortable, welcoming, and organized. To make this a reality, my students need a futon to create a cozy reading corner, stools for seating at our group table, and a literature organizer to keep all of their work tidy and sorted. I am moving to a new school this year and will be teaching a wonderful group of fourth graders that are eager to learn. Our current small group table has no seating, so students will have to drag the chairs from their desks with them every time they need to come to the table. This is an unnecessary distraction that can be solved with dedicated stools for the table. A futon for the book corner will make reading a relaxing and enjoyable activity.

My goal is to create a classroom where my students feel free to express themselves and achieve to their highest potential.

Please help me to create a classroom that will help students reach their goals.

Ms. Burns
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Lodge Convertible Futon Couch Bed with Microfiber Upholstery and Wood Legs - Black • Amazon Business $109.97 1 $109.97
Fellowes 25043 Literature Organizer, 24 Letter Sections, 29 x 11 7/8 x 23 7/16, Medium Oak • Amazon Business $66.31 1 $66.31
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
TONERONE Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Aroma Adjustable Cool Mist 100ml Aromatherapy Humidifier for Office Home Bedroom Auto Shut-off 4 Timer Setting 7 Color LED Lights Changing • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy 100% Pure, Undiluted Essential Oil Blend Therapeutic Grade - 10 ml. Great for Aromatherapy! (Bergamot, Grapefruit & Ylang Ylang) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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