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Mrs. Phillips from Falls Church VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom in Need of Reading Nook Beanbag Lounge Chairs!

My students need beanbag chairs to read and do centers in comfort.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Goodbye desks. Hello tables with these bean bag chairs! Good bye to confinement and stifled energy and creativity. How fantastic would it be if educators offered our students seating options rather than require them to conform to desks in rows?

My students are awesome, hard working, enthusiastic, energetic 4th graders in Virginia.

They have great potential and love to read! They have various learning styles that need to be accommodated in order for them to reach their maximum potential. Several students struggle with ADHD and would benefit from having optional seating in the classroom.

My Project

Over the past few years I have slowly phased out the use for desks in my classroom. I have always felt that rows of desks have added to the robotic nature of an industrialized school system. This type of environment is not very conducive to creativity. What our schools really need is to teach students how to think creatively. Creativity is becoming a key to success in our society. Several Fortune 500 companies offer flexible seating to employees. This is expected to trickle down to all companies by the time my students join the workforce. As teachers, we need to promote and teach this in our classrooms to truly prepare students for the future. But we can’t do it alone because seating is expensive.

What are the benefits of having bean bag chairs in my classroom?

Bean bag chairs are durable. Some fillings are designed to last a lifetime; others will simply need a bag of beans added from time to time. They are lightweight and can easily be moved around by students to form individual, paired, or group reading. They cradle the body, including the spine, so not only is it amazingly comfortable for children, it promotes better posture, invokes calmness and reduces headaches!

Mrs. Phillips
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD430SB - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
DD430SG - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98

Materials cost

$279.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.44

Total project goal

$369.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.60

3 Donors

-$197.89

Donations toward project cost

-$178.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$159.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.98

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$0.00

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