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Mrs. Wright from Lodi CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging the Next Generation

Help me give my students a comfortable classroom with flexible seating options and engaging lessons that will aid them through some of their most difficult grade level content while creating memorable experiences.

  • $993 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the distinct pleasure of working with some of the most challenged yet hardest working students in our district. We are the largest Title One elementary school in our town and our needs are vast. Students backgrounds span the spectrum from homeless to very advantaged. Over the 12 years the I've been at our site I have watched our student population need increase exponentially. Our attendance area was hit hard with the economic downturn some years back and although the economy is growing, the population we serve continues to struggle greatly.

Building relationships, engaging students, meeting students at their level, and holding high expectations are my top priority.

I have learned that students thrive when they feel loved, are given structure, and are pushed to give their personal best. I love what I do and who I serve. I truly believe I have our next leaders in my classroom, and I strive to help them see and reach their potential.

My Project

I want to transform my classroom into a place where students are comfortable, engaged, energized, and collaborating.

If I can create memorable experiences for my students they are going to learn better and retain more.

Through room transformations, my students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the characters and scenarios in order to apply the skills and strategies we've been working on in class. We can become secret spies as we look at text evidence to find clues about our story structure. We will review grade level content while following the clues to escape our classroom. Each clue leading us to a combination, unlocking a box which contains more grade level content, until we have successfully broken out (and reviewed our content standards.) Using trivia and games such as Jenga we will be able to review grade level content while having a little friendly competition. Students can take front and center stage as they present their projects in style, complete with stage lighting and our microphone.

Through flexible seating options students are able to comfortably collaborate in groups on the floor, around a large table, or at a desk. Special seating options can also be earned through acts of kindness, hard work, and reaching goals and milestones. The more seating options we have, the more the students will work to have the opportunity to use them.

Mrs. Wright
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CampLand Bunjo Bungee Dish Chair Folding Camping Relax Fun Chair, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Chair - Black • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Educational Insights Wireless Eggspert 2.4 GHz • Amazon Business $87.89 1 $87.89
RC Black Light Fixture with 60-Ft RF Control Range, WOWTOU Strobe, Dimmable and Sound Activated UV LED Blacklight for Parties Dance Floor Stage Lighting • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
IRIS 3 Gallon Store-it-All Heavy Duty Stackable Utility Tote, Black with Purple Buckle • Amazon Business $54.58 1 $54.58
ECR4Kids SoftZone Cozy Floor Seat Cushions with Handles, 2” Deluxe Foam, Flexible Classroom Story Time Seating for Toddlers and Kids, Round, Contemporary (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
SyPen Invisible Disappearing Ink Pen Marker Secret spy Message Writer with uv Light Fun Activity for Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffers, (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Mifflin Bulk Lanyards for ID Name Badge Holder (Satin Black Non-Breakaway, 100 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld karaoke Mic Home Party Birthday Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony, PC and All Smartphone(Rose Gold Plus) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 3 $30.78
SJP Light 5050 RGB LED Flexible Strip Light DC 12V Kit 10M 600 LEDs 5050 SMD IP65 Waterproof Color Changing LED Rope Light Strips with 12V 6A Power Adapter & 44Key IR Remote Controller • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (6 Pack)(1in x 50ft), Fluorescent Cloth Tape, 11.8mil Thickness • Amazon Business $25.80 1 $25.80
ZHW 4 Digit Combination Steel Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage (3 Digit Combination Lock 6 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kangaroo Black Fedora Gangster Hat • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69

Materials cost

$735.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$843.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.92

Total project goal

$992.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$992.81

1 Donor

-$992.81

Donations toward project cost

-$843.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.92

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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