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Mrs. McElligott from Revere MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Learners Are Productive Learners!

Help me give my students bean bag chairs and alternative seating for a flexible, comfortable learning environment.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My urban students are curious, resilient, and appreciative.

My urban middle school students are very diverse in their culture, income, and learning styles.

My school has over 70% free and reduced price lunch and over 20% of students are English Language Learners; we even have a few homeless students. It is important to offer these students a comfortable and engaging place to learn.

My students need alternative seating so that they can find comfortable, flexible places to read, write, and learn. When students feel safe, supported, and comfortable, they are much more open to the learning process.

My Project

We currently have two old bean bag chairs that I purchased 6 years ago in my classroom and students LOVE sitting there during their silent reading or writing time! They are constantly advocating to sit there and begging for more "comfy seats". Many of my middle school students need to move around and change their environment. Many of these "wiggly" students have trouble concentrating in a regular desk and have vocalized to me that more flexible seating options would help them concentrate better.

Rather than acting as a distraction from their learning, students are happy and productive when they get to deviate from the normal seating arrangements of being confined to an uncomfortable desk and chair combination.

When I give students the option to choose their seats, they are all clamoring for the flexible seating options. I know that having bean bag chairs and new seats will help these students feel safe, supported, and cared for.

Mrs. McElligott
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $39.00 2 $78.00
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Lime 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Purple 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Royal Blue 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00

Materials cost

$258.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$291.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.51

Total project goal

$343.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$343.38

7 Donors

-$341.26

Donations toward project cost

-$291.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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