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Mrs. Wells from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging a Comfort of Reading

My students need flexible seating to provide alternative comfort and inspiration to develop their reading skills. These bean bag chairs will afford students more creative options for seating and comfort them through their reading struggles.

  • $329 goal

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My Students

Our student population is predominately minority with a large percentage of children of migrant farm workers. 92% of our students qualify for the free/reduced price lunch program and 87% are classified as English Language Learners. According to Home Surveys, only 21% of parents finished high school, and of those, only 8% have attended college.

Many of our students struggle academically: as many as 68% of our students read below grade level.

In spite of their personal challenges, which often include fatigue and hunger, our students come to school every day eager to learn. Thanks to our generous meal program, we can feed the physical hunger, but we need help fueling their future. We need to provide opportunity for these students to break the cycle of illiteracy where the average reading level in the community stagnates at grade 5.

My Project

Our students struggle to read. Many find themselves wiggling in their plastic chairs not only mentally struggling with the task at hand, but physically as well. These bean bag chairs can offer students a comfortable, alternative seating option. Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment.

Classrooms designed to support participative learning, especially in reading, increase student engagement.

Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work. An uncomfortable student, is a distracted and unproductive student.Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive. And flexible seating helps make learning fun.

Mrs. Wells
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 750 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bagimal, Leo the Lion • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Big Joe Bean Bagimal, Unice the Unicorn • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Big Joe Bagosaur Tommy The Pterodactyl with Lil Buddy Bean Bag, Multicolor • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Big Joe Bagosaur Sarah The Triceratops with Lil Buddy Bean Bag, Multicolor • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Big Joe Bagosaur Sam The Stegosaurus with Lil Buddy Bean Bag, Multicolor • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Big Joe Bean Bagimal, Dawson the Dog • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88

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