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Mrs. Halpern from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Seats in the House!

Help me give my students flexible seating for our popular library story-time. My students need these items to comfortably sit while enjoying literature. Older students who are tall can't sit comfortably on floor with their legs crossed.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the school librarian at a public school in Brooklyn, New York. My students range in grade levels from pre-k through grade 8. The majority of our students qualify for free lunch, making it a high poverty area. We have a very large student population of English Language Learners and students with disabilities. Due to limited funding, we are not able to supply our students with comfortable seating in the read-aloud area.

We do what we can to support the love of literature throughout our school community but fall short due to lack of funding.

It is our goal to provide all of our students with the books that they love to read in order to support the culture of literacy throughout our school. We promote reading for enjoyment in order to become lifelong lovers of literature.

My Project

Our students enjoy their weekly visits to the library. Their most anticipated event is their read-aloud. During this shared reading I notice that students become very uncomfortable while sitting on the cold floor.

In order for students to feel valued, we need to meet their needs.

We need for them to feel comfortable while enjoying literature. The cushions to sit on will support that. In addition, my older students still enjoy a good story, but the taller students find it uncomfortable to sit in the small area with their legs crossed. By providing the taller students with stools to sit on, we will be helping to add to their enjoyment of a great story.

Mrs. Halpern
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindermat Floor Disks/Seats, Story Time Cushions For School Or Home, 16" Wide by 2" Thick, 4 Pack with Yellow, Blue, Green, Red • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $47.83 1 $47.83

Materials cost

$197.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.72

Total project goal

$271.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.49

5 Donors

-$256.49

Donations toward project cost

-$218.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.47

Matching donations from our partners

-$15.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

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$0.00

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