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Mrs. Franks from Arlington TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Committed to Success, Flexible in Our Approach

Help me give my students choice, flexibility and variety within our classroom and seating to maximize their growth and exceed their potential. Help me provide soft seat cushions, cushioned stools, crates for seating, floor desks and clip boards.

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Gifted and Talented students, 85 to be exact! Ranging in grades first through sixth. I also have the privilege of working with every Kindergarten student in hopes of identifying gifted and talented potential at an early stage of development!

My students are funny, creative, intelligent and most of all, full of questions!

They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take high risks to grow both personally and academically.

Many students in my classroom come in saying they have difficulty with focus and comfort because of a lack of classroom supplies and comfortable, flexible seating. Our school is a Title I school in Arlington, Texas. My students, although very resilient, continue to have classroom needs larger than what I or our hard working parents can provide.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning experiences and strategies, challenges and group work. I would love some help to provide additional classroom supplies and alternative seating.

My Project

Great thinkers and doers need space and tools that match their potential. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. By allowing choice, flexibility and variety in our classroom, I am handing them the keys to drive their learning.

A classroom with flexible seating lends itself well to self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication.

It will allow our Gifted and Talented learners to develop innovative products and sophisticated performances that reflect individuality and creativity.

Currently my students sit in chairs and desks that are all the same, offering no flexibility. When learners are afforded choice and flexibility 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. The items I have chosen are aligned to do just that - provide flexibility. With your help with funding this project, my students will be able to choose their space and seating option that will maximize their learning and ensure they exceed their potential!

Mrs. Franks
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog ALT1102ACSO Metal Stack Stools with Padded Seat, Red/Purple/Blue/Green/Yellow (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $68.61 2 $137.22
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.60 3 $64.80
KinderMat, Blue KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
KinderMat, Yellow KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $19.38 3 $58.14
Sterilite 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $39.96 1 $39.96
Westcott School Scissor Caddy with 24 Pointed 5" Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
AmazonBasics Plastic Clipboards with Metal Clip, Black, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$454.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.78

Total project goal

$578.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$578.51

7 Donors

-$386.00

Donations toward project cost

-$328.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.90

match offer

-$192.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.88

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$0.00

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