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Ms. Sandoval from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ease My Day

Help me give my students a better small group intervention with a rotating chair and knives for our food taste lessons.

  • $213 goal

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My Students

I teach a group of twenty-six first grade students in one of the cities with the highest crime rate in the nation. All the ​students at my school site receive free lunch. A full 97% of my school's student population is Hispanic, and most of them are first-generation in the United States. At least 15% of my students are newcomers to the country. School is one of the only places at which my students interact with someone who speaks academic English.

Living and attending school in a highly impoverished, urban setting, my students are not exposed to many educational experiences outside of the classroom.

Exposing my students to different types of learning while keeping them engaged and entertained is very important to me.

My Project

I spend about half of the day working with small groups at a horseshoe shaped table sitting in a first-grade chair. This first-grade chair is clearly not made for adults, and after some time, I must get up to stretch my body. This is why I am requesting a chair that is adult sized. This chair will allow me to sit comfortably while I teach these small groups of students without having to take a stretch break.

Students learn better when working in small groups and having a comfortable chair to sit in while teaching them will help improve their learning.

Additionally, I am requesting a set of knives and a peeler. We need these to cut or peel any fruit or vegetables that are part of our nutrition lessons.

Ms. Sandoval
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hbada Office Task Desk Chair Swivel Home Comfort Chairs with Flip-up Arms and Adjustable Height, Black • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Victorinox Swiss Classic 3-Piece Paring Set - 6.7600.3US1 • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ZYLISS Paring Knife with Sheath Cover, 3.5-Inch Stainless Steel Blade, Green • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$135.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.83

Total project goal

$212.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$212.22

1 Donor

-$212.22

Donations toward project cost

-$180.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.83

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$0.00

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