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Ms. Russell from Redding CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bean Bags for 6th Grade Reading and Alternative Seating

Help me give my students a comfortable place to read with these awesome Big Joe bean bag chairs!!

  • $537 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful, creative, funny, and loveable! I work at a junior high in Redding, CA and I teach 6th grade Language arts, history, and one period of art. Our population is diverse in terms of ethnicity. We also serve a population of students who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and, therefore, there is a lot of need. Eighty-four percent of the students at our school receive free or reduced-price lunches. I have students in foster care, from traumatic backgrounds, and I would say 90% come from households where their parents are divorced.

Many of them start 6th grade two or more grade levels behind.

There is a lot of need, and at times I am overwhelmed by how to best meet all of their needs! Building relationships with the students is huge in their success! It can be very challenging to connect with some students, but that is why I never give up. I love all of them. They are great human beings, full of life, and I'm determined to give them my best!

My Project

I want my classroom to feel like home. I want to create a relaxing, peaceful environment for students. I already have a diffuser, warm stringed lighting, blankets, and a rocking chair. Bean bags would be great! Having different seating options can help to increase enjoyment in the learning activity, particularly reading. Different seating options can also be used as an incentive.

I will allow students to sit in bean bag chairs for different instructional activities, silent reading, and pair work.

I expect this to add an extra element of joy to their learning experience. Kids love bean bags, and I believe that a special touch having these items will let kids know even more they are important and worth spending extra money on. It creates a friendlier more relationship-centered classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0657378 Roma in Comfort Suede Plus Bean Bag, Black • Amazon Business $59.88 2 $119.76
Big Joe 0002010 Media Lounger Foam-Filled Beanbag Chair, Black • Amazon Business $115.84 1 $115.84
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
Big Joe 615135 Bean Bag Chair, Basketball • Amazon Business $34.88 2 $69.76

Materials cost

$385.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.50

Total project goal

$536.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.64

3 Donors

-$256.00

Donations toward project cost

-$218.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.35

match offer

-$279.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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