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Ms. Marshall from Cleveland OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

CSI Creative, Safe, and Inclusive

Help me give my students a classroom that encourages creativity, independence, and choice.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Imagine LeBron James in a world without a basketball or Serena Williams in a world without tennis racquets, their talents and dreams just sitting on a shelf because they don't have the equipment to help manifest their dreams. Well, that is the life for most of my students. They have big dreams and tons of talent, yet they lack the support and equipment needed to help them reach their goals.

My students are more than kids who receive free and reduced-price lunch and live below the poverty line.

My students are creators, inventors, leaders, and teachers. My students are the future.

My Project

The classroom environment should mirror what students will encounter in their future careers. The classroom work space should encourage collaboration, problem solving, creativity, safety, and inclusion. Standard desks situated in rows do not foster these skills. At Google they understand that a productive work space is strengthened through collaboration, promotion of creativity, and the fact that “life at Google is not all work.” What fosters this culture is an unconventional work space design. This project will allow me to bring a collaborative culture like Google's into my classroom.

An alternative classroom work space may seem extreme, but it will benefit my students by creating the perfect space that stimulates creativity and ultimately encourage social interaction.

The materials requested in this project will allow students to choose a work place in which they can be most successful. Students will be able to work while stretched out on the tropical carpet, sitting in a high chair, or even curled up on the folding futon.

An alternative classroom work space is about more than simply having a variety of different, fun seats in the classroom. It’s about utilizing student voice, creating buy-in, heightening collaborative learning, and prioritizing students’ needs concerning the environment in which they learn.

Ms. Marshall
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LUCID 8 Inch Convertible Foam Sofa and Foldable Play Mat-Durable Fashion Cover, Twin, Grey • Amazon Business $206.99 1 $206.99
Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools with Back,Set of 2,Counter Height Swivel Stool by Leopard (Black) • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Decomall Monet Palm Tree Outdoor Indoor Runner Area Rug for Hallway Patio Deck Backyard, Green/Beige, 2'6"x9' • Amazon Business $85.99 1 $85.99

Materials cost

$382.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.89

Total project goal

$492.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.60

4 Donors

-$256.60

Donations toward project cost

-$218.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.49

match offer

-$236.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.40

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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