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Mrs. Bush from Hanford CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating!

Help me give my students saucer chairs, a comfy futon, and a collaboration station!

  • $858 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What an AMAZING group of kids! This year I have thirty students who enjoy challenges and thrive creativity. These kids are incredibly responsible - and have taken over 100% of the caring for our class pets (two bearded dragons, two tortoises, and leopard gecko)! They enjoy caring for animals.

My students are READERS.

When we have independent reading time, they spread out in the room, finding comfortable places to read. I have been building up my library to suit their needs.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting at the counters on stools, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board near our library. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The dining set will allow students to sit at a higher table to collaborate. The futon couch and saucer chairs provide a more relaxed atmosphere in which to work - allowing additional comfortable floor seating options. The saucer chairs are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

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Mrs. Bush
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Signature Design by Ashley Coviar Dining Table Set, Brown • Amazon Business $313.29 1 $313.29
DHP 6-Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Fits Full Size Futon, 6", Black • Amazon Business $126.74 1 $126.74
DHP Aiden Metal Futon Frame, Black • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $28.43 3 $85.29
Non-slip Futon Grip Pad (Slip Stopper Pad) by Helm Pad • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

Materials cost

$631.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$729.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.66

Total project goal

$857.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$857.76

7 Donors

-$770.20

Donations toward project cost

-$729.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$87.56

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$0.00

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