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Ms. Boykin from Midland GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cyphering-Literature Rap Sessions

Help me give my students flexible seating options, (the kids love the idea of cyphering as a way of collective thinking) and headphones for blended learning opportunities!

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want to create a special inviting environment for the students I have. The students are eager and ready to learn. They love learning through interactive activities and self discovery and I would like to create an inviting room that would allow me to do so.

This year I will be teaching reading and science and to merge the two I would like for the students to be exposed to a classroom environment that keeps their minds interacting.

Motivation, engagement, and building professional and personal relationships is the key to success in my classroom!

Our school is not 100% free and reduced lunch, 50% of our population are from low-income homes, including single parent homes. Being able to come to school and not focus on the things that are missing from their lives is a gateway to opening doors of explored learning. I am elated that we are starting such an empowering way to learn the curriculum.

My Project

Last year, my district allowed me to be a part of a professional learning community at Harvard University. I learned about giving my students a voice, thinking and thought processes and innovative ideas that shift education to becoming a shared responsibility between teacher, parents, and students as a learning community. From one of the professors there, I learned how to to have class discussion through "cyphering." Just like a dance cypher, the students are allowed to "chime" in when they feel the need to contribute. This far, it has been a HIT in my classroom and the students absolutely LOVE IT! We are fighting for space (literally Ive had tears over a bing bag), and my couches are old and warn out! Please help me create other means of flexible seating and keep giving my cypher rap session LIFE!!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 55 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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DHP Ariana Kids Sofa Futon, Converts from Futon to Bed for Kids, Blue • Amazon Business $127.28 2 $254.56
Bulk Headphones 25 Pack Multi Colored for Classroom, HONGZAN Wholesale Stereo Kids Headphones Earphones for Students, Schools, Libraries, Laboratories, Museums, Testing Centers, Hotels (5 Mixed Color) • Amazon Business $89.95 1 $89.95

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