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Ms. Murphy from Long Island City NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Our Classroom

Help me give my students a nurturing, fun, educational environment that supports their needs!

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a self-contained, special education class. In my classroom, there are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Most of my students live in shelters and public housing developments nearby. They have high levels of anxiety due to the uncertainties that they are facing outside of school. Many students come in hungry, tired, and worried. These children are facing so many obstacles that most of us could not imagine. My goal is to minimize these obstacles as much as I can.

In my classroom, we are a home away from home.

My goal is to develop this room into a safe and comforting environment where students can put their worries away for a while and focus on learning. My students are all on various academic levels due to their disabilities and recent hardships but they still show up to school and try their best. They remain kind, respectful, and ready to learn regardless of what life has thrown their way. Each child in my classroom has their own unique ways of learning that work best for them. In order to provide the proper support for my students, there are much more materials and supplies that are needed.

My Project

Most of my students began the year with little to no supplies. Many of them could not complete their homework because they did not have supplies at home.

With this funding, I hope to create the classroom that they deserve and provide the lacking supplies that my students need in order to succeed.

I also hope to provide nutritional snacks so that my students can focus less on hunger and more on learning.

“When students are uncomfortable, they are distracted and unproductive. Flexible seating allows students to find comfortable positions throughout the classroom. Comfortable students are calm, focused, and productive.”

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. We are so grateful for any donation and/or share of this post.

Ms. Murphy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Yellow (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Purple (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Red (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 0.9 Ounce (80 Count) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $37.92 1 $37.92
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.72 1 $26.72
Crayola Colored Pencils, 36 Premium Quality, Long-Lasting, Pre-Sharpened Pencils Non-Toxic Colored Pencil Set For Adult Coloring Books or Kids 4 & Up, Great For Shading, Gradation, Line Art & More • Amazon Business $5.97 4 $23.88
Ecology Recycled Filler Paper Pack • Teachers' School Supply $3.19 4 $12.76
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, Fresh Breeze - 7.5 fluid ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

Materials cost

$550.90

Vendor shipping charges

$1.40

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$590.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.22

Total project goal

$694.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$694.78

10 Donors

-$677.31

Donations toward project cost

-$590.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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