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Ms. METZGER from New York NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ah, This Seat is Just Right!

My students need different seating and work station options to meet their diverse learning needs to help them be successful in the classroom.

  • $280 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is filled with learning and imagination. We work on reading, writing, math, handwriting, social studies etc. every day. We teach our students what they need to learn and more importantly to love learning. As a special education teacher, in an Inclusive Co-Teaching setting (in which both general education students and special education students learn side by side) in East Harlem, it is my job to provide opportunities for all students to learn in different ways to meet their diverse learning needs. It is important that my instruction includes audio, visual, and kinesthetic aspects enabling all students to access information.

Inclusion is not simply about proximity, it is about intentionally planning for the success for all students.

In addition to having an integrated community of learners, we also consider the socioeconomic status and cultures in our classroom community when creating our classroom environment and implementing lessons. Our students are mainly Hispanic and African-American, inner-city children that range in level of education as well as ranging in language exposure. Some of our students come from newly immigrated parents who speak very little English.

My Project

In an inclusion co-taught (ICT) class (a class containing students with Special Education services as well as General Education), our class is made of diverse students with a variety of needs (academically, behaviorally, socially and physically). Each student is different and therefore learns differently. So, as a Special Education Teacher, I want to be able to create a classroom that meets these diverse learning needs enabling all of my students to reach new goals. By incorporating different types of seating and work stations students will have a better opportunity to find a work style that meets their needs. This will also provide more choice for students, enabling them to take charge of their learning and develop independence as they see what classroom tools help them to be successful.

Differentiated seating options and work stations will help meet the diverse needs of the variety of learners in my classroom.

Many kids have trouble sitting for a long period of time or prefer a specific position to help them be productive. Providing different options can help them become more comfortable, focused and productive, as well as build their confidence and stamina in the classroom. For example the portable lap desk might help a kid who struggles to stay seated at his/her table during writers workshop, enabling him/her to find a better spot on the floor where they can get started in a different space. The stools provide many options, whether it is an extra spot at a teacher table or an other seat to pull up next to a buddy. The mobility and size of the stool helps to create many more seating options around the room. The Go Anywhere chair create a new and exciting spot for a reader, no matter the level, to get comfortable reading a new book!

Ms. METZGER
Grades PreK-2
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
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $31.18 2 $62.36
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Non-Toxic Extra-Thick 36 Piece, 14mm Children Play & Exercise Mat - Comfortable Cushiony Foam Floor Puzzle Mat, 6 Vibrant Colors for Kids & Toddlers • Amazon Business $46.36 1 $46.36
Stansport "Go Anywhere Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.00 2 $36.00

Materials cost

$204.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.96

Total project goal

$279.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.74

3 Donors

-$279.74

Donations toward project cost

-$237.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.96

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$0.00

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