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Ms. Mikkola from Marion IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous Fifth Graders Seeking Flexible Seating Options

Help me give my students the freedom to learn in an environment that fits their needs!

  • $585 goal

This project expired on November 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

5th grade is such a transitional and formative year for my students. They are exploring how to learn at their own and forming their own personalities and opinions. When they reach 5th grade they want to be given the power of choice and let their creativity flow. By offering flexible seating in my room I believe it will help alleviate the anxiety of learning while offering students the power to choose what learning space works best for them.

The group of students I will be getting this upcoming year are highly active and need different spaces to learn.

They have struggled with focus and behavior in the past and I want to give them a fresh start with new spaces in the room to explore their learning in their unique way. They are bright, fascinated by the world, and future leaders. I am so excited to start their final year of elementary school off on the right foot and encourage them further as learners.

My Project

The flexible seating options will be used daily in my classroom. I want to give students the power of choice about what area and classroom furniture works best for them to learn in. Not all students are the same and they need options to explore where they can wiggle and get out from behind a desk, but still learn.

Lap desks will be used for students who like to sit lower to the ground or during small/partner group work.

The standing desks are a great option for students who have a difficult time sitting still, but need a usable work space. The chair bands are great for students who need to wiggle, but are okay to stay seated to learn. I am so excited to offer my students more options to enhance their learning!

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK - CLASSROOM SELECT HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK - BOND -28 X 24 - LAMINATE WITH LOCKEDGE - SPECIFY TOP COLOR • School Specialty $255.47 1 $255.47
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
NEPAL TEAK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$407.34

Vendor shipping charges

$25.55

State sales tax

$27.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.69

Total project goal

$584.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.59

3 Donors

-$491.00

Donations toward project cost

-$454.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.90

match offer

-$50.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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