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Ms. Soutar from San Jose CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Autonomy in the Classroom

Help me give my students tools to teach them how to be effective learners.

  • $765 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hardworking, fun and genuinely care about each other. They are very creative and love to work on projects, while also moving around and being active. Their interest and passion in the assignments grow when they have autonomy and are able to express themselves through assignments.

As a 6th grade class in elementary school, it's important to prepare students for the responsibility of junior high while still maintaining the fun atmosphere of elementary.

Introducing different learning strategies will help my students be more successful and open to learning new material.

My Project

In my current classroom, there are not very many options for students in terms of seating or materials they can use. While I teach my students how to multiply and divide fractions, all about ancient civilizations, and how to write a convincing argumentative paper, I would also like to teach my students different ways of learning. To teach my students to take responsibility of their learning by trying new ways of learning and deciding what works best for them will help them not only with specific skills, but strategies that can be used throughout their lives.

As students progress through their educational careers, it is important that they have more autonomy and responsibility for their learning, which includes how they learn.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - Blue (30") • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 3 $239.97
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 6 $168.54
Trademark Innovations Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat (Blue) • Amazon Business $30.97 3 $92.91
Mind Reader LTADJUST-BLK Adjustable Portable 8 Position Lap Top Desk with Built in Cushions, Black • Amazon Business $14.73 4 $58.92

Materials cost

$560.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$650.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.71

Total project goal

$764.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$764.73

4 Donors

-$516.00

Donations toward project cost

-$442.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.65

match offer

-$244.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$207.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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