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Ms. Powers from Florissant MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Cozy Climate

Help me give my students an environment that is cozy in hopes of maximizing learning.

  • $223 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from various backgrounds. The school district is considered to be "high risk" meaning that 100% of their breakfast and lunches are free. There are many rental homes and apartments within the district so I see many new students throughout the year. Many of my students are at elementary reading levels. About half have experienced traumas. This is the reality we are living in. I know that my school is not special because of this. This is the norm in predominantly minority school districts.

My students are amazing.

I work with a group of students that energize me everyday. They are curious and funny. My students are fun, they are energetic, and most of the time they self advocate for their learning. I love them for this. We learn from each other everyday. Most of the time when people hear that I teach middle school they say something like, "well bless your soul" and they are not wrong. My kids are crazy. But, I love them for it. I just hope that I can provide them with the tools that they need to be successful.

My Project

It seems to be a recent trend in education to allow for flexible seating. I've added a few items that will help our class get started. The students transition from class to class and often have to sit in desks that are uncomfortable. The bed raisers will provide a table that the students are able to stand at. The bean bags, pillows, and lap desks will allow students to work in a more comfortable environment.

The comfortable environment is key to providing a space for the students to find comfort in learning.

I would like for them to come in and feel welcome. Our district focuses on the relationship piece. Creating an environment that is cozy will help the students feel safe. This is crucial for them to be able to learn.

Ms. Powers
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0680540 Stack Chair, Black Plush Bean Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Utopia Bedding Adjustable Bed Furniture Risers - 3, 5 or 8 Inch Heavy Duty Risers for Sofa, Table, and Chair - 8 Piece Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Tecrest Pack of 4 Science Formula Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Super Soft Square Cushion Cases • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Lap Desk 43102 LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Purple (Fits Up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lap Desk 43113 LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Periwinkle (Fits up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lap Desk 43101 LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Fuchsia (Fits Up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$156.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.40

Total project goal

$222.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$222.67

6 Donors

-$164.77

Donations toward project cost

-$146.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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