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Mrs. Gilmore from Stewart OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bistro Seating

Help me give my students an adult place to sit and discuss literature in a sophisticated yet fun manner.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, with a typical grouping of students, 78% of my students assessed below grade level in reading comprehension and fluency using the Fountas and Pinnell (2011,2008) Benchmark Assessment System 2. Forty-two percent of my students assessed two or more years below grade level in reading.

Research informs us that the number one way to improve reading is by reading!

According to data, 88.6% of the students in my district are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches as of the 2015-2016 school year. The district is designated as high poverty; all three schools in the district provide free lunches and breakfasts to all enrolled students.

Teachers in the school district are expected, supported, and encouraged to engage all students on deep and meaningful levels, across subjects and curricula. While test scores are important, knowing and seeing students holistically and in context is at the core of our mission. The School District Operating Principles start off stating:

As an educational community, we know children learn when they have a personal connection to or interest in what they are learning and can see how it applies in the world in which they live.

My Project

My students love reading. This year already my students have read 156 independent books. They groan and moan when I ask them to stop reading.

My students are offering book suggestions to each other, along with encouraging each other to meet independent reading goals.

The level of literary discussion this year rivals the conversations I have with my friends in my own book club. I want to replicate authentic reading for my students in as many ways as I can.

The addition of Bistro Seating into my classroom will give my students another way to sit back and discuss all the books they love so much.

Mrs. Gilmore
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOCLASS SWIVEL - SOFT PLASTIC SHELL 18 A+ - CHROME FRAME - 23.5-32.5 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY SHELL COLOR - NYLON GLIDES • School Specialty $121.77 2 $243.54
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT 34 IN ROUND TOP - 42 IN BISTRO HEIGHT - ROUND BASE - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE COLOR - SPECIFY BASE COLOR • School Specialty $241.47 1 $241.47
OPTION CLASS - CLASSROOM SELECT CAF? BISTRO TABLE FRAME COLOR • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
TITANIUM (TT) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS EDGE COLORS WITH TITANIUM • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
MARINE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
ROYAL BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
STAINLESS STEEL COLOR • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$485.01

Vendor shipping charges

$48.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.73

Total project goal

$671.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.52

14 Donors

-$523.00

Donations toward project cost

-$445.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$147.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$125.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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