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Mrs. Mills from Kirksville MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating, Yay!

My students need alternative seating options as opposed to the uncomfortable desks they spend 8 hours of their day in.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a district with high poverty/low income families and these young people can defy those challenges and go on to college or the work place--I've seen it year after year. But I want to give even more of them better opportunities.

Many of these perseverent, bright students struggle with reading and in conjunction with other accommodations, the choice of seating can add greatly to engagement.

Though some of my students may never leave this state, I can help them experience the world through literature, and I can only do that if they can understand and enjoy what they are reading.

My Project

Many of my students face struggles I can't change: poverty, mental illness, abuse, hunger, and many more. Sadly, a lot of these students also struggle to read at grade level. I want to do everything I can to see them succeed.

Studies have shown that alternative seating improves performance, comprehension, and retainment of material.

I want to provide this opportunity to all of my students via bean bag chairs for reading. This will allow more of my students to enjoy favorites such as Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Things Fall Apart, The Lovely Bones, and many more.

Mrs. Mills
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BEANBAG CHAIR ADULT SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $46.87 8 $374.96
BLACK (BK) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 10 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 10 $0.00

Materials cost

$374.96

Vendor shipping charges

$37.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$448.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.07

Total project goal

$527.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$527.15

8 Donors

-$356.33

Donations toward project cost

-$312.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$160.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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