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Mrs. Odom from Palestine TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Quiet and Comfortable Reading Environment

Help me give my students books at their reading levels to read while using comfortable furniture like the bean bag chairs and wobble chairs. The tennis balls will provide a quiet reading environment for 22 students.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school located in a small rural town in East Texas. At our Title I school, many of the students come from poor families. As research shows, these students are already at a disadvantage with a lack of books at home to read and limited exposure to academic and social vocabulary at home. Help me raise the academic success statistics for these Title I students!

The students here have kind hearts, curious minds, drive, and so much more!

They may be little, but they sure are mighty! Our students have bright futures ahead of them!

The students love reading and math stations, hands-on activities, sharing their published writing projects, and working collaboratively in groups.

My Project

My project items will make a huge difference in my students' learning and the environment in which they learn. The comfortable bean bag chairs, wobble chairs, and plastic seating spots will provide a variety of places to sit while students read books around the room. This will provide a change to the standard desk and chair arrangement!

The tennis balls will definitely help keep the noise down with 22 2nd graders!

Concentration is key while reading a great book, especially for a young reader!

The books requested in my project will help provide my lower level readers with books that are on their levels. Having a classroom library is essential for developing a love of reading in a classroom. Students are able to pick books based on interest instead of by lack of choice. A love for reading starts at a young age! Help my kids find a great book to comfortably read in my classroom!

Mrs. Odom
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $54.99 2 $109.98
Big Joe Classic Bean Bag Chair, Chartreuse Polka Dot • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
Champion Sports Poly Spot Markers, 12-inch - Set of 6, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $21.07 1 $21.07
World of Reading Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
The Classics Chair Sox, Yellow, 4 Count (TPG-230) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Big Egg (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Too Many Cats (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Want to Be a Doctor (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Snug as a Bug (I Can Read!) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Amazing Planet Earth (StoryBots) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ice Cream Soup (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: Fairy House (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Moby Shinobi: Ninja on the Farm (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Cooking With the Cat (The Cat in the Hat: Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Too Many Dogs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pumpkin Day! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Max Has a Fish (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Barbie, I Can Be- A Pet Vet (Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Moo Dog (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Silly Milly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$327.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.89

Total project goal

$425.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.91

4 Donors

-$245.00

Donations toward project cost

-$209.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$180.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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