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Ms. Ventura from Maple Heights OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating in the Art Room!

My students need this spacious, octagon activity table and these individual rocking chairs!

  • $559 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our scholars are 100% on free breakfast and free lunch. For many of our scholars this is the only place they receive a healthy meal. Many of scholar come from single family households without the means to always be able to prepare their students with the necessary school supplies for the year. Many of our scholars have experiences indescribable hardships and come to school as a safe-haven for their personal struggles. Often some scholars have to walk through areas of violence to and from school. Despite these hardships, we believe that our scholars deserve the best educational experience and that we need to work together (Families, Schools, and the Community) to provide our scholars with the skills necessary to have the most opportunities to thrive. Many students have trouble focusing when asked to sit and work for an extended period of time. This is especially troublesome when students are sitting in broken, worn out chairs. Offering various seating options can ultimately increase student success rates in the classroom!

My Project

Students spend the majority of their days at school sitting for extended periods of time in uncomfortable chairs with little to no wiggle room. These settings are often not conducive to students' needs and can result in lower academic achievement (Merritt, 2014). In my new and improved classroom with alternative seating, students will have the opportunity to choose between multiple styles of seating such as a large octagon activity table and individual rocking chairs! With the support of the community, I hope to add even more seating options in the future such as high-standing tables with stools, low-sitting tables with cushions, and even a futon! Providing students with multiple seating options allows students to learn in the environment most comfortable to them.

With gratitude,

Miss V.

Ms. Ventura
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cohesion XP 2.1 Gaming Chair with Audio • Amazon Business $58.67 4 $234.68
Berries 6428JCE119 Octagon Activity Table, E-Height, 48" x 48", Gray/Green/Green • Amazon Business $203.85 1 $203.85

Materials cost

$438.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.84

Total project goal

$558.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.95

3 Donors

-$500.13

Donations toward project cost

-$432.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.52

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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