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Ms. Nexsen from Johns Island SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Cozy Nook for English Language Learners

Help me give my students bean bags for a comfortable place to learn English. They also need a rug and floor lamp.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds but all have one thing in common. They are all English language learners. Some have only been in the country for a couple of weeks, while others were born here but only began learning English when they enrolled in school. I work with them to learn academic English so that they can be successful in their mainstream classes.

My students are a highly motivated group that believes in the purpose and rewards of education despite the challenges they face as language minorities in a high poverty school.

Some of my students did not learn to read and write in their first language, while others are strong students in their native language and are able to use those skills to help them learn English. But we work together as a family to build the language skills needed to thrive in school and beyond.

My Project

When students are able to read and write in a position of their choosing, I have found that they are more productive and focused as opposed to when they are confined to a desk. Bean bag chairs are an ideal alternative to traditional desks.

Many of my students have had interrupted formal education and been out of school for years before immigrating to the US so sitting in a desk for eight hours a day is a real challenge.

By being comfortable and relaxed in my classroom they can get down to the real work of learning English. Please help bring this reality to life for my students.

Ms. Nexsen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Area Rug Thick Shaggy Bedroom Living Room Carpets for Kids Nursery Room, 5.3 x 7.5 Feet Grey • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Floor Lamp by Light Accents - Medusa 5 Light Standing Lamp - Multi Head Standing Lamp with 5 Adjustable White Acrylic Reading Lamps - Lamps for Living Room • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Zebra • Amazon Business $41.00 1 $41.00
Big Joe Dorm Spicy Lime Smartmax Bean Bag Chair • Amazon Business $41.00 1 $41.00

Materials cost

$235.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.49

Total project goal

$336.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.59

5 Donors

-$330.10

Donations toward project cost

-$286.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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