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Ms. Ingalls from Munnsville NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary Students Need Comfy Seating in the Library

Help me give my students comfortable, choice seating options with bean bags, wobble chairs, and a larger story time rug in our Elementary Library.

  • $1,828 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the Librarian at the small, rural Pre-K through 12 school in Upstate NY. This is my sixth year at our school and as the Librarian, I see everyone from the young to the young adult. I love watching our students, and their different passions and interests, grow over time. Not only do our students come from very diverse economic and social backgrounds, but also they are very diverse in their passions and interests.

They are mix of voracious and reluctant readers who all agree on one thing: the Library needs more comfortable seating.

My students come to the Library to read, learn, build, create, imagine, collaborate, share, and socialize. They are amazing individuals and it is frustrating to see them struggle when they are forced to sit at cramped tables in hard chairs or try to enjoy a story on a small rug.

My Project

Do you sit all day in chair at work? When you come home from work, do you enjoy relaxing in a comfortable chair? Many of our students sit all day at a desk/chair with a hard back and when they come to the Library, they sit at another desk with hard chair. Our Elementary Library does not have many flexible seating options for our students. When students come into the Library with their class to read, check out books, and collaborate on projects, everyone argues over who can sit in one of the six gamer chairs that are reserved for our Middle School/High School students.

We need comfortable and versatile seating, such as bean bags, bean bag chairs, wobble chairs, and a new rug for story time to give our Elementary students choice.

When students are comfortable, they are better able to relax and learn. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Please help me give them that option.

Ms. Ingalls
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading Letters Library Rug Rug Dimensions: 8'4" x 13'4" • Teachers' School Supply $436.22 1 $436.22
BEANBAG CHAIR JUMBO SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $55.97 2 $111.94
BEANBAG CHAIR JUMBO SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $55.97 2 $111.94
BEAN BAG MEDIUM COLOR WHEEL 42 DIAMETER • School Specialty $100.77 1 $100.77
RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPEICIFY COLOR • School Specialty $39.87 2 $79.74
RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPEICIFY COLOR • School Specialty $39.87 2 $79.74
RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPEICIFY COLOR • School Specialty $39.87 2 $79.74
RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPEICIFY COLOR • School Specialty $39.87 2 $79.74
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - 14" H Color: Red • Teachers' School Supply $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - 14" H Color: Green • Teachers' School Supply $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - 14" H Color: Yellow • Teachers' School Supply $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - 14" H Color: Blue • Teachers' School Supply $69.99 1 $69.99
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - BEAN BAG COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
BLUE (BL) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
GREEN (GN) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - BEAN BAG COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
RED (RD) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - BEAN BAG COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
PURPLE (PR) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
BLUE (BL) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
YELLOW (YE) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - BEAN BAG COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,359.79

Vendor shipping charges

$143.14

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,553.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$274.12

Total project goal

$1,827.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,827.45

23 Donors

-$1,346.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,155.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$190.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$467.71

Match offers toward project cost

-$397.55

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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