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Mrs. Berry from Ventura CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Reading Brings Characters to Life!

My students need flexible seating arrangements for independent reading and writing time.

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title I school. The school has a very diverse population. Many of my students come from low income, single parent households. The majority of students at my school receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. For some students, this is their only meal of the day.

School is a magical place for my first graders.

My students come with all different abilities and curiosities. First grade is a very important year of building foundational skills. My students are learning to read and write. I spend a lot of time modifying and extending lessons and projects for the individual needs of my students.

My students bring a lot to my classroom. Every year I have an entirely different group that brings a wealth of prior knowledge and experience. I love to push and challenge my students to do things they never thought they could do. It is magical to see a student realize that they are reading, or when they write that challenging sentence without assistance. If I can instill a love of learning with my first graders, then I feel like I have set them up for success for years to come.

My Project

In my classroom I use a learning tool called Daily Five. During Daily Five students work independently on their reading, writing, listening, and word building skills. It is their time to work towards personal goals that they have set with me to improve their abilities.

My students will be more excited to read when sitting on a giant bean bag or cozy chair.

When students are comfortable and relaxed their imagination is allowed to soar and they can make more connections with the books they are reading. With this donation, my students will be able to pick where they want to sit, and what they want to sit on. It is so exciting and a great tool to encourage students to want to read.

Mrs. Berry
Grades PreK-2
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 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Ocean Blue & White Polka Dots - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Panda Sleep Furniture • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Candy Pink & White Polka Dots - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Panda Sleep Furniture • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Big Joe Classic Bean Bag Chair, Chartreuse Polka Dot • Amazon Business $36.16 1 $36.16
Alta Kiddo Bean Bag Lounge Chair for Young Kids/Children. (COVER ONLY) Made Stain and Water Resistant for Indoor and Outdoor Use. 17.71” x 21.65” Aqua • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Alta Kiddo Bean Bag Lounge Chair for Young Kids/Children (COVER ONLY) Made Stain and Water Resistant for Indoor and Outdoor Use. 17.71” x 21.65” Fuchsia • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Alta Kiddo Bean Bag Lounge Chair for Young Kids/Children. (COVER ONLY) Made Stain and Water Resistant for Indoor and Outdoor Use. 17.71” x 21.65” Purple • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99

Materials cost

$213.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.89

Total project goal

$312.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.61

2 Donors

-$312.61

Donations toward project cost

-$265.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.89

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$0.00

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