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Ms. McEvoy from Saint Louis MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Engagement Comfortably, Not at Desks

Help me give my students seats that they can use at the low rise tables (exercise donuts), chairs that allow them to sit anywhere in the room (flex-space comfy seats), clipboards, and fidget bands for wiggly students.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

The students at my school come from low income households in an area of high poverty rates. This means that there are more challenges going on in their lives than many other children, their age. Every morning, as they walk in, I make sure that they feel safe, loved and valued in our classroom. I have many bright faces that smile, most of the day but there are others that just seem tired and not always focused.

As their teacher, I know that these students are so bright and want to be challenged academically.

They have so many questions and great ideas during class discussions. It is so apparent that their growing brains never stop! They will thrive in a classroom that fits their own learning styles.

My Project

Our classroom currently contains one table with four chairs, two low rise tables that allow students to sit on the floor, and eight desks. The students at desks do not always want to sit in a chair so the fidget bands would make them more desirable since I do not have the resources for more areas on the floor to work. When students are sitting on the floor, they sometimes like to lay down so the exercise donuts would encourage them to stay seated and allow them to bounce a bit.

Some students just work best spread out, not at a table or a desk.

The items I have chosen will give them more options. The flexible comfy seats will allow students to move around the classroom and find a spot that fits their needs with a clip board.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 4 $219.96
CanDo Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Yellow, 45 cm W x 25 cm • Amazon Business $8.80 8 $70.40
30 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for Classroom and Office Use, 30 Clip Boards • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Fidget Bands for Classroom Chairs - Affordable Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids - Perfect for Kids with Fidgety Feet, Wiggles, and Sensory Needs - Lakiband by LakiKid (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97

Materials cost

$349.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.86

Total project goal

$452.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.42

10 Donors

-$333.60

Donations toward project cost

-$291.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.54

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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