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Ms. Smilnak from Binghamton NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Makeover: Office Edition

Help me give my students a comfortable and functional table to use while working in a small group. Students' families, as well as, school faculty and staff will also have access to use these items for different purposes.

  • $820 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my building are in Pre-K - fifth Grade. Our school is a Title I public school in upstate New York. Our student body is very diverse, with children coming from all different backgrounds, experiences, and even countries. Between 80 - 90% of students in my building live in poverty and struggle to get their basic needs met on a daily basis. Students often enter school with little background knowledge in both academic and social-emotional learning.

Many of our students come to school having been exposed to childhood trauma and struggle with mental health issues.

Despite all of these barriers and challenges, our students enter the building each morning excited to be in school, energetic, and enthusiastic about learning!

My Project

Having furniture that is comfortable and functional will provide students, families, faculty and staff; as well as, representatives or advocates from community agencies an inviting space to meet, work on skills, build relationships, and develop plans focused on student success.

Many times our office serves as a "hub" of the building; it is important that all stakeholders involved in making important academic, social-emotional, or other decisions in a students' life have a comfortable and inviting space to meet.

Having a table with six matching chairs will give us a great start in making this amazing idea for a space a reality.

Ms. Smilnak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Shapes Series School Chair, 18" Seat Height, Navy, LNT-INM3018NV-SO (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $223.09 2 $446.18
Rectangle Adjustable Height School Classroom Activity Table (30" W x 72" L) - Oak Top/Black Edge • Amazon Business $210.95 1 $210.95

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