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Mrs. Porter from Norfolk VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Flexible Sitting in the Classroom

Help me give my students a place to feel comfortable in the classroom. They can stand and collaborate or sit in a small group.

  • $404 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I have the joy of teaching AP American Government and World Studies I to a group of students who have a thirst for knowledge. My students come from various backgrounds and academic levels and have taken on the challenge of achieving above average results in class.

They are always inquiring how events happened and why these events occurred.

My students are really passionate about debating events and characteristics we cover in class. I use the ideas from the book "Thinking Like a Historian" to engage students to inquire.

My Project

Just about 2 years ago, I started to change the way my students learn in the classroom. I wanted to move away from the traditional rows of desks. A previous project funded a futon and my students loved it. Students working in a small group would take a seat in on the futon and collaborate. I want to give my students more options on their seating while in my classroom.

Students can not stay seated for ninety minute intervals.

With this project I can give the students options to stand and still be comfortable or to sit on a comfy couch and still learn.

Mrs. Porter
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
Flash Furniture 48H" Adjustable Height Lectern, Mahogany (XU-LECTERN-ADJ-GG) • Quill.com $62.09 3 $186.27
Mozaic Full Size 6-inch Cotton Twill Futon Mattress, Khaki • Amazon Business $122.39 1 $122.39

Materials cost

$308.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.58

Total project goal

$403.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.87

4 Donors

-$353.79

Donations toward project cost

-$343.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.08

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$0.00

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