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Mrs. Phillips from Riverside CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Classroom Seating

Help me give my students a comfortable classroom environment; alternative classroom seating creates a safe environment in which students can thrive.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students participate in a hybrid alternative educational experience. While all curriculum is teacher created and available online, students attend 1 - 5 days a week to participate in seminars and labs.

Our is an alternative school and we strive to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere in our classroom.

Some students do not find success in traditional classrooms. These classrooms can be sources of anxiety, bullying, and other social and emotional landmines.

Creating a safe and comfortable classroom helps students release their anxieties and focus on their studies. Many students are able to thrive academically once they are in a fun and functional classroom.

My Project

Many of my students attend our nontraditional, hybrid program because of the anxiety and bullying they may have experienced in a traditional classroom. Some of them have been bullied and do not want to attend school, while other students feel anxious in a crowded classroom with 29 other students.

I am seeking to create a safe, friendly and inviting classroom in order to help students become comfortable in a classroom environment.

Once they are comfortable and feel safe, they are able to focus on their educational pursuits.

Last year Donors Choose helped me bring two bean bag chairs, a rug, and other alternative seating to my classroom. The students thrived in this environment and I am hoping to expand our non traditional seating arrangements. I am asking for additional seating including a rug, bean bag seats, and yoga cushions.

Mrs. Phillips
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $59.88 2 $119.76
Big Joe 0010658 Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair Large Fog Lenox • Amazon Business $96.50 1 $96.50
Buckwheat Crescent Therapeutic Meditation Cushion | Yoga Pillow | Round Ergonomic Design Relieves Stress On Back, Hips, Legs For Total Comfort | Washable Premium Organic Cotton Removable Cover - Aqua • Amazon Business $35.87 2 $71.74
Unique Loom Baracoa Collection Bright Tones Vintage Traditional Light Blue Area Rug (5' x 8') • Amazon Business $68.95 1 $68.95

Materials cost

$356.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.99

Total project goal

$499.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.95

6 Donors

-$285.27

Donations toward project cost

-$246.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$210.27

Match offers toward project cost

-$178.73

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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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