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Ms. Shaffer from Youngstown OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Likes Choices - Sit Where You Learn Best!

My students need flexible seating options so they have a comfortable choice of where to sit around the room besides always being at their desks.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my second year teaching third grade. My third graders are so creative and full of energy every single day! They are always eager to learn and love to try new things. I love seeing their smiling faces when they learn something new. My students come from a variety of different backgrounds and have many different learning abilities. This is what makes our class so unique. Just like my dreams of becoming an elementary teacher have come true, I want to help make the dreams of each and every one of my students come true as well.

My Project

In my third grade classroom, much of literacy instruction is geared toward individualized learning. I use differentiated instruction and small group learning as much as possible. My students love to have a choice to sit around the room when they are learning, especially when they are reading or writing. I am hoping to implement flexible seating in my classroom to give students an opportunity to pick a comfortable seat where they learn best. I give my students a choice to pick their seats and they are often sitting on the hard floor, leaning on their desks, or several will be squeezing onto the one rug we have in our room. Since my students are always full of energy and ready to learn, they often struggle with being in the same spot all day - their desks. Flexible seating will give them a chance to not only pick a seat where they learn best but it will also give them a chance to move around the room and get a little energy out. My students would appreciate a comfortable place to sit or lay while they are reading and writing. Flexible seating would really add excitement to our classroom!

Ms. Shaffer
Grades 3-5
  • E J Blott Elementary School
  • Youngstown, OH
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 2 $398.00

Materials cost

$398.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.58

Total project goal

$510.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.55

1 Donor

-$510.55

Donations toward project cost

-$433.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.58

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$0.00

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