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Ms. Wallace from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Classroom Makeover Part 2!

Help me give my students the most amazing new flexible seating classroom makeover!

  • $2,136 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students and families speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali and Chinese. Since 45% of our students are English Language Learners, we have a rich academic program to meet their language needs. Our newcomer program serves up to forty students in our community who have moved here in the last year and speak little English. We also have a rich African American student population that thrives at our school.

Our students reflect the neighborhood's diverse immigrant and minority populations.

Throughout the year, we have cultural celebrations to celebrate the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of our diverse student population. While 9 out of 10 of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, we are rich in so many ways.

My Project

Have you ever seen a show where they makeover someone's house? The feeling of absolute joy on that person's face when they see their new home is a favorite of mine - and I want to do that for my students!

Right now, the views of classrooms across the country aren't always the greatest - broken furniture, holes in the walls, and paint on the wall that is peeling.

I feel that I give my students a pretty nice space to work in, but I want to do more. I want to give them a grown-up classroom of their dreams! This classroom will house many flexible seating options: two round tables, a high table for standing or sitting, long tables with benches and chairs, stand alone chairs and two rugs with lots of pillows and cushions to work on the floor areas.

Not only do I want to renovate the classroom, but I also want to have them help! At the end of the year, the idea is to have students participate in a short design course. The would design a classroom space, then renovate this classroom, then write about the whole thing!

There are four parts to this project - I know that seems like a lot. But I figured if we were going to do it, we should do it right. Go big or go home, yes?

In this project I am asking for:

- Flexible seating options (couch, nugget, chairs)

- New lighting

- Smaller floor tables to work on when sitting on the rug/floor areas

- Pillows & cushions

- Painting supplies to paint the walls (I will be buying the paint)

Ms. Wallace
Grades 6-8
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
Roberta Chesterfield Loveseat • Birch Lane $489.99 1 $489.99
The Nugget • The Nugget $229.00 1 $229.00
HEMNES Coffee table • IKEA $149.00 1 $149.00
Poly and Bark Trattoria Side Chair in Distressed Black (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $140.14 1 $140.14
HEMNES Side table • IKEA $99.00 1 $99.00
Christopher Knight Home 300471 Living Hudson Faux Fur Ottoman (Set of 2) (White) • Amazon Business $95.64 1 $95.64
YSTHER Set of 2, Down and Feather Pillow Inserts/Throw Pillows, Double Fabric, 100% Cotton, 20" L X 20" W, White • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Throw Pillow Insert,Edow set of 2 Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Polyester Square Form Decorative Pillow, Cushion,Sham Stuffer,18 x 18 inches. • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Bates Paint Roller - Paint Brush, Paint Tray, Roller Paint Brush, 9 Piece Home Painting Supplies, Foam Brush, House Painting Tray, Painting tools, Roller and Paint Brushes, Interior Paint Brushes • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Seville Classics Stacking 10 Slot Desktop and Mailroom Letter File Literature Organizer • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
6 Pack 0.94’’ Blue Painters Tape, Medium Adhesive That Sticks Well but Leaves no Residue Behind, 60 Yards Length, 6 Rolls, 360 Total Yards • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
MIULEE Pack of 2 Premium Hypoallergenic Pillow Insert Sham Form Polyester for Sofa Bed 12x20 Inch 30x50 cm White • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
HAITRAL Desk Lamp Wooden Industrial Table Lamp for Office, Bedroom, Living room • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AIZESI Rainbow Neon Light Sign,Rainbow LED Lamp Rainbow Decor Kids Gifts,Battery or USB Operated Table LED Night Lights for Girls Bedroom,Living Room,Christmas,Party,Wall Decorations(Rainbow) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
MIULEE Pack of 2 Decorative Velvet Pillow Covers Soft Square Throw Pillow Covers Soild Cushion Covers Pink Pillow Cases for Sofa Bedroom Car 20 x 20 Inch 50 x 50 cm • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
MIULEE Pack of 2, Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Case for Sofa Bedroom Car 20 x 20 Inch 50 x 50 cm • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
MIULEE Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Cushion Case for Sofa Bedroom Car 12 x 20 Inch 30 x 50 cm • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
MIULEE Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Cushion Case for Sofa Bedroom Car 12 x 20 Inch 30 x 50 cm • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
MIULEE Pack of 2, Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Cases Pillowcases for Sofa Bedroom Car18 x 18 Inch 45 x 45 cm • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MIULEE Pack of 2, Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Case for Sofa Bedroom Car 18 x 18 Inch 45 x 45 cm • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MIULEE Pack of 2, Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Case for Sofa Bedroom Car 18 x 18 Inch 45 x 45 cm • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$1,613.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$147.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,815.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$320.35

Total project goal

$2,135.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,135.67

1 Donor

-$2,135.67

Donations toward project cost

-$1,815.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$320.35

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$0.00

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