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Mrs. Castor Lopez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Thinkers Need Flexible Seating Options

My students need flexible seating options, such as giant pillows, balance balls and wobble cushions, to help meet their different learning needs.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students can best be described as creative, inquisitive, and extremely bright! Every student brings a unique story into the classroom, and some days bring more challenges than others. The one thing that is always clear is their eagerness to be in a classroom where they feel safe, cared for, and comfortable enough to learn.

If you walk through our classroom you will see students working in a comfortable nook, collaborating with their peers on a project, or eagerly sharing out their thoughts and strategies during a class discussion.

They love a challenge (especially science!) and they thrive on opportunities where they can be creatively free in their school work.

My Project

My students are a group of bright, creative thinkers! They bring a wealth of knowledge into the classroom, whether it's their approach to solving problems or sharing their ideas through meaningful discussions. Our current seating arrangement is a more traditional one, which allows them to sit at tables. I think having a flexible seating arrangement will give them the creative freedom to work in different areas of the room, further enhancing their creativity and critical thinking.

As my students get ready to transition into the next stage of their schooling, I feel it is important for them to experience more choice and accountability.

They can decide whether they want to sit on the floor for the day, using an oversized pillow, or use a wobble cushion for the days that they feel extra wiggly.

By creating a flexible seating environment, students will be coming into a classroom where their choices are valued.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94

Materials cost

$528.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.56

Total project goal

$723.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.76

8 Donors

-$553.76

Donations toward project cost

-$470.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.06

match offer

-$170.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

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$0.00

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