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Mrs. Sugden from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Dynamic Alternative Seating in Our 5th Grade Classroom

My students need a small sofa, armchair, small fuf and foam fill for our existing bean bag chairs to create a dynamic seating areas in our classroom.

  • $788 goal

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My Students

Our students come from various different neighborhoods within our school district. They speak more than twenty-seven languages including English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, Japanese, Tagalog, and Arabic. Twenty percent of our students qualify for a free or reduced cost breakfast/lunch.

Our students are so diverse; with many students excelling in academics, athletics, and artistic endeavors as well as struggling with various disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

Our primary social focus is community building and character education.

Regardless of where our students come from, they deserve to be successful. Our school is their home and our tight knit community works closely together to see that all students have the chance, and the materials to learn and grow. Our students are amazing! They dream and think and question, always wondering about the world around them. They are the scientists, inventors, authors, artists, mathematicians and visionaries of tomorrow. By fostering an environment of collaboration, community, healthy competition, and risk taking, we are building a future that will make us proud.

My Project

My students are in the process of redesigning our classroom. I am requesting a small sofa for one of our seating areas. I am also requesting a matching armchair. Additionally, we need memory foam to fill up our bean bag chairs and a small memory foam fuf for my students to sit on.

Students in 5th grade work hard and they deserve to have their choice of where they work best.

My students love working on the carpet or sitting on a bean bag. I am looking forward to being able to give them even more options.

We are dividing our classroom into 4 sections. Each section will have a dynamic setup of a sofa or love seat, at least one bean bag, a small coffee table, a small bookshelf, an area rug, some lap desks, and a table with chairs, balance balls, and wobble stools. When it is all finished, it will be amazing. Please help us get there by funding this important project.

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modway Prospect Velvet Upholstered Contemporary Modern Loveseat In Navy • Amazon Business $298.25 1 $298.25
Modway Prospect Upholstered Contemporary Modern Armchair In Navy Velvet • Amazon Business $167.93 1 $167.93
Big Joe Small Fuf in Comfort Suede, Blue Sky • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
Shredded Foam fill - All New Recycled Refill for Bean bags, Pet Beds, Pillows. Made in USA, Bean Products - 5 LBs • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95

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