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Mrs. McCleskey from Tooele UT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can We Work in Groups? You Bet!

My students need flexible seating. Sitting on the floor is one of their favorite and most productive ways to work. My students like to sit in groups not separated by tables or desks.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are only 8 or 9 years old. Education is not their prime concern each morning. Most live in challenging situations: foster homes, single parents, grandparents, absent parents, hunger, loneliness, loss. They struggle with many things. Learning math and reading is not in the mainstream of their thought processes.

I teach a lot about positive social behaviors.

Many students struggle to deal with anger and frustration in an appropriate manner. They lash out physically and verbally. Swearing and vulgar language is what many of my students consider normal communication, particularly when emotional.

Although these students have difficult situations, they are still young and very teachable. The glimpses of positivity and hope they see at school helps to fuel them in a progressive direction.

My Project

Students often struggle with sitting in a desk and chair situation all day. Most adults do as well. Offering my students alternatives to the traditional seating will not only boost morale but also productivity.

When students can work comfortably in cooperative groups they are more productive.

It also encourages positive social interactions. My students need many opportunities that foster positive social relations. Having flexible seating that is both comfortable and space saving is a win-win situation.

These seats are amazing. They offer comfort and mobility, but also a designation of personal space. The fact that they offer back support is unique to most flexible seating. My students will love these seats.

Mrs. McCleskey
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 9 $449.91

Materials cost

$449.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.88

Total project goal

$572.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.54

3 Donors

-$572.54

Donations toward project cost

-$486.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.88

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$0.00

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