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Mrs. Erickson from Glenwood MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Collaboration in 2nd Grade!

Help me give my students a new adjustable-height table that will promote teamwork, collaboration, choice, and problem-solving in our 2nd grade classroom.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These 2nd grade students are bright, creative, and love coming to school! They enter my classroom with a wide range of prior knowledge, literacy experiences, social skills, and academic skill levels.

I am the lucky teacher of 22 unique learners!

Thirty-three percent of our school's students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our goal is to get these students off to a great start in their educational journey and to prepare them for success in life with communication and problem-solving skills. Most importantly, I want to spark their love of learning and give them a safe, comfortable place to learn each day.

My Project

I believe classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day. Therefore, it is my hope to offer more flexible seating in my classroom and improve the overall comfort of our learning space. Research shows that some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include increased motivation and engagement, creating a better oxygen flow to the brain, and improving core strength and overall posture.

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them.

During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

This flower-shaped table has space for 6 students to work and collaborate together in partnerships or small groups.

Just like adults enjoy comfortable offices or coffee shops, and a variety of seating choices to work and communicate, I want my students to have the same opportunities at school. This table can be lowered and raised to accommodate different seating options such as stools, pillows, chairs, and balls.

I currently have just a few flexible seating options in my classroom, and it's amazing how much the students gravitate toward these options!

Mrs. Erickson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FDP Mobile Flower Activity School and Office Table (60 inch), Super Legs with Glides and Casters for Collaborative Seating Environments, Adjustable Height 19-30 inches - Maple Top and MapleEdge • Amazon Business $340.00 1 $340.00

Materials cost

$340.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.19

Total project goal

$441.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.29

2 Donors

-$416.29

Donations toward project cost

-$353.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.44

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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