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Ms. Mahood from Danbury CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Classroom Library

Help me give my students a carpet and flexible seating to be comfortable in our classroom library!

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. My school is classified as an urban middle school.

100% of the students in my school are on free or reduced lunch, and about one in four students receive English Language Learning services.

The diversity of the students brings many perspectives and angles to the classroom. However, the economic disadvantages can be limiting and hinder students who do not have resources outside of the classroom. These students can benefit and advance from the opportunity to use a variety of educational resources and learning modalities. Yet, the finances do not allow for that to be available in many cases. In many cases, a lot of my students cannot afford basic school supplies to begin the school year. The transition to middle school can be difficult for a lot of students and not being prepared causes an added stress.

Many of my students are coming into sixth grade reading well below grade level. This causes students to be disengaged and not passionate about reading. A lot of students also have a hard time choosing just-right books.

My Project

A comfortable and inviting classroom library will allow students to feel at home while reading in my classroom. This project includes multiple options for flexible seating. Flexible seating allows students to make the best choice for them in a learning environment to increase engagement. Depending on the activity, I allow students to sit where they will feel the most successful in the classroom. When given this opportunity I have a lot of students who enjoy sitting or laying on the floor with a clipboard or at the small group table.

When students are given a choice about where they can sit, they seem to be more focused and get more work done.

With a comfortable rug and multiple new seating options, my students will be able to relax and move around the room much more easily. I foresee students becoming much more engaged and excited, especially about independent reading time if they have the opportunity to get comfortable with a book anywhere around the room whether it be on the rug, on a bean bag chair, big pillow, or saucer chair.

Ms. Mahood
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Cuddle Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 2 $69.94
Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair for Kids and Adults. Luxury Velvet Stuffie Seat - Cover ONLY(Dark Grey 200L/52 Gal) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Ottomanson Collection shag Trellis Area Rug, 5'3" x 7', Gray • Amazon Business $56.16 1 $56.16
Big Joe 999992PK Bean Bag Refill, 2 Pack, White • Amazon Business $45.38 1 $45.38
LED String Lights, by myCozyLite, Plug in String Lights, 49Ft 100 LED Warm White Globe lights with Timer, Waterproof, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use with 30V Low Voltage Transformer, Extendable • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Gorilla Grip Original Area Rug Gripper Pad, 5x7, Made in USA, for Hard Floors, Pads Available in Many Sizes, Provides Protection and Cushion for Area Rugs and Floors • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$355.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$390.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.92

Total project goal

$459.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$459.45

2 Donors

-$459.45

Donations toward project cost

-$390.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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