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Ms. Villa from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm in the Midst of a Kinder Storm!

My students need beanbags, tree seats, and a bench to create an area in our kindergarten classroom to thrive emotionally and academically in a beautiful, yet calming place where students can not only work together but go to when feeling anxious or lonely.

  • $801 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a beautiful, yet socio-economically disadvantaged school in California. I am a kindergarten teacher and I truly believe educational and social success begins in kindergarten.

Our school is a Title I school with a majority of the families receiving free or reduced rate lunch.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and have many different social-emotional needs. When designing my classroom, my goal is to create a warm, aesthetically beautiful, and inviting environment that will make students want to come to school each day.

My Project

I often think about what I would do if I won the lottery and one of the first things I would do is create a place in my classroom for flexible seating. I would not only use it as an alternative area for learning to take place but also as a calm area of the classroom where my students can go when they need some peace, are feeling sad, or just having a bad day.

I have been teaching for over 20 years now, but I will always try anything that will help a child learn.

Flexible seating areas allow students to feel comfortable in their learning environment.

It allows the student to stay vested in the task at hand and their behavior becomes equally positive. It creates a natural social atmosphere of working and learning with others. I have humbly requested two beanbag chairs in very calming colors, a park-like bench, and some adorable soft "tree stump" seats to create a peaceful park-like setting.

Ms. Villa
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC482 - Outdoor Preschool Bench - 48"w x 12"d x 11 1/2"h • Lakeshore Learning Materials $319.00 1 $319.00
RR690 - Toddler Soft & Safe Tree Seats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
DD420SB - Calming Colors™ Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SG - Calming Colors™ Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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