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Ms. Homer from Glenolden PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Little of This and a Little of That

My students need folding chairs, dry erase markers, and a pencil sharpener.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

My 8th grade Math/Algebra classroom is a place of challenge and self-motivation. Students spend this year learning Common Core Math or Algebra as an accelerated course. Most students are prepping for Algebra at the high school. Those who master Algebra will be moving on to Geometry.

The students are 8th graders in a low socioeconomic area.

They want to succeed, but sometimes they do not have the tools or external support they need to do so. They take pride in their efforts and get very excited to see that they have mastered new skills.

My Project

Students will be using the folding chairs to move efficiently into groups or partnerships within our classroom. We do cooperative learning almost every day, and having seating that is uniform, movable, and sturdy will help us to be more comfortable in our groups as well as create fewer disruptions when transitioning into these groups. I am a firm believer that students learn math best when they are able to discuss and debate their process of solving math problems and their reasoning behind their processes.

We have multiple white boards around our room that students can move their chairs to in order to work together.

By using these white boards, all group members can see the work that is being discussed and find any possible errors. Our classroom needs new Expo dry erase markers for our white boards.

Along with new markers, our pencil sharpener is ready to say its final goodbye. Students need a way to sharpen their pencils so that they are using the most efficient writing utensil to correct mistakes. Students who are provided with the necessary materials to work in groups and collaborate have the best opportunity to learn and reach their maximum potential.

Ms. Homer
Grades 6-8
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 10 Pk. HERCULES Series 800 lb. Capacity Premium Black Plastic Folding Chair • Amazon Business $135.38 3 $406.14
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 8-Count • Amazon Business $8.85 4 $35.40
School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener, 6 x 4 Inches, Electric • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88

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