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Mrs. Vilar from Melville NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ditching the Desks!

My students need flexible seating options that will empower them to have choice and control over their learning environment.

  • $650 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of love, laughter, and active 21st-century learners! Located in Suffolk County, New York, our community of learners is very diverse. General education students, students that receive Special Education services, and students that are learning English as a New Language, grow together in an inclusive environment. My students bring various experiences, strengths and challenges to school each day.

Building a strong sense of community amongst diverse learners is at the heart of our classroom.

I have the privilege of working alongside a Special Educator and an English as a Second Language Teacher to ensure that each child's needs are met. Our school's inclusive philosophy provides for a rich learning environment.

My Project

“Outside the windows of our classroom is a dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-changing world full of choices. How can we expect our students to solve problems and make choices independently if we constantly solve their problems and make their choices for them?” -Kayla Delzer

Flexible seating in the classroom allows students to choose where and with whom they work.

Providing alternatives to regular chairs permits students to find a place in the room where they will be comfortable, thus enhancing focus and engagement. Ditching traditional desks will encourage students to share both space and supplies, fostering communication and collaboration. Students will learn conflict resolution and build their problem solving skills. Plus, flexible seating is just plain FUN!

Floor cushions, bean bag chairs, and stools will provide low, medium, and high options for seating. Students will use the yoga mats to create a comfortable, personalized workspace on the floor of the classroom or in the hallway. Book bins and supply caddies will house students' personal belongings and shared materials.

Transforming a traditional classroom to meet the needs of 21st-century learners is an enormous task! Every donation helps. Thank you for your consideration!

Mrs. Vilar
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 25 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CK30GR - Big Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.19 5 $115.95
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LapGear Essential - Charcoal (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
BalanceFrom BFGY-AP6PP Go Yoga All Purpose Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Purple • Amazon Business $17.86 2 $35.72
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
Home-it Adjustable Bed Risers or Furniture Riser bed lifts in Heights of 8, 5 or 3 Inches Heavy Duty Set of 4 bed riser • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
S&S Worldwide Chair Tennys (pack of 16) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$514.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$552.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.46

Total project goal

$649.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$649.74

7 Donors

-$600.83

Donations toward project cost

-$552.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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