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Ms. Ptak from Cleveland OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Flexibility for Unique Learners

My students need flexible seating options to support all learning styles.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom will be made up of students on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. These scholars come from an urban environment where many deal with daily struggles. Due to many families low socioeconomic background, many face issues of hunger, housing, and access to basic supplies. Despite these hardships, students come to school eager to learn. It is extremely important for these students to come to school and not have to worry about not having the appropriate supplies.

My students deserve the same educational opportunities that any other student in north east Ohio has.

I will be teaching third grade this year. I look forward to getting to know each of these students and help them develop into successful learners. Each one of these students deserve to have the same supplies that any suburban classroom would have.

My Project

Coming into my fifth year of teaching, I have seen how students creatively make themselves comfortable to learn with little to no resources. They have sat on the cold, hard floor, they have stood at their desks and they have paced back and forth while working on different activities. Students struggle to sit still and they deserve the opportunity to utilize flexible seating.

I want to give students the opportunity to use different seating options in order to maximize their learning.

The students that are in my class will be able to have choices when it comes to their learning environment. They can sit on a balance ball or a stool if a chair is not striking their fancy. If they feel like working on the floor, but they want to sit up, they can utilize a lap desk. As a teacher in an urban environment, these students are not given much, so they don't expect much. I want to change that. I want the students in Cleveland to see that they are worthy of any materials that any other Northeast Ohio students may receive.

Ms. Ptak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.20 5 $101.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING ASSORTED SET OF 5 • School Specialty $12.77 6 $76.62
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.10 1 $51.10

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