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Mrs. Johnson from Atwater CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Seat in Class

Help me give my students the ability to learn their best through various seating choices!

  • $267 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low income, high poverty school where my kiddos face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of my students qualify to receive free or reduced price lunch and when given the opportunity for a second chance breakfast almost all of them take it.

Despite these challenges, I am looking to help my students become the best version of themselves each and every day.

I may not be able to control their home life, but I focus on what I can do for my students and their potential not only in the classroom but for their future lives as well.

My Project

We are requesting a bench and activity tables. Given the opportunity to expand my flexible seating in the classroom would allow students to take control and responsibility for their learning. During the day and even in small groups instruction, students can choose a seat in the classroom that would benefit their learning as much as possible.

Making sure students have voice and choice in their learning is an essential component of having consistent motivation.

I have noticed the difference in my students when they are given a choice and voice for their seating arrangement. When students have these opportunities in the classroom there is a noticeable difference in engagement with their work.

The bench and tables I have selected will help my students by giving even more additional seating choices to make their learning experience more successful. The added tables would allow for more individual space for students to be able to work independently but also for group work and collaboration. I plan to put these tables together with ones that I already have in my classroom, so that I can form some bigger groups. The picnic bench is a great option for my students as well. It allows for additional flexible seating options, this way my students aren't stuck staying at a table.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 33 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premiere Products 5RCATA Tan Convert A Bench, Approximate Size: Table 27" H x 14" D 31" H x 58" L Seat 17" H x 14" D Weighs 38 lbs • Amazon Business $99.50 1 $99.50
ECR4Kids Mesa Premium 24" x 48" Trapezoid School Activity Table, Toddler Legs w/ Ball Glides, Adjustable Height 15-23 inch (Maple/Green) • Amazon Business $45.40 1 $45.40
ECR4Kids Mesa Everyday 24" x 48" Half Round School Activity Table, Toddler Legs w/ Swivel Glides, Adjustable Height 15-23 inch (Maple/Yellow) • Amazon Business $33.02 1 $33.02

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