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Mrs. Finley from Carrollton TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finley's Flexible 5th Grade Classroom

My students need furniture for a flexible learning space type classroom. I am requesting a futon sofa, several different types of chairs, and two tall tables.

  • $1,126 goal

This project expired on September 19, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wild bunch of very creative and expressive young thinkers. They thrive in activities where they are out of their seats and collaborating on a project. They continuously amaze me with the things they come up with!

My students are extremely energetic and love the opportunity to get out of their seats and work together on a project.

While my district (and school) support the idea of flexible learning spaces, there is not a budget available to fund these changing needs of our classrooms. We are very lucky to have gotten iPads for the entire fourth grade student body, so now my kids are able to get out of their desks and work in a more comfortable location in the room using their iPad.

My Project

I have chosen items such as a futon for my classroom library, several different types of chairs that are able to be moved around the room, and tall tables and stools, that will give kids the ability to stand if they choose to. By offering my students new options for getting comfortable in their classroom, I will be able to allow them freedom to move about, make their space their own, and express their creativity. I have been doing research on the benefits of flexible learning environments and I am so excited to see my students excel in this new type of classroom. I have been gifted with twenty, very bright and imaginative individuals and they deserve this new and exciting classroom in which to grow and learn!

Donations to this project will allow my students to learn and work in an environment more suited to these 21st century thinkers.

They are growing up in a world that is very different and innovative. They deserve a classroom that is more conducive to collaboration and the new resources they have available to them.

Mrs. Finley
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winsome Obsidian 3-Piece Pub Table Set • Amazon $117.33 2 $234.66
Majestic Home Goods Chevron Ottoman, Large, Gray • Amazon $129.02 1 $129.02
DHP Lodge Futon, Black • Amazon $127.83 1 $127.83
Winsome Skippy 5-Piece Tv Table Set, Peanut Top • Amazon $82.74 1 $82.74
Flash Furniture LF-214A-DEEPBLUE-GG Vibrant Deep Blue Tractor Seat and Chrome Stool • Amazon $36.80 2 $73.60
Flash Furniture LF-214A-APPLEGREEN-GG Vibrant Apple Green Tractor Seat and Chrome Stool • Amazon $36.45 2 $72.90
Majestic Home Goods Chevron Reading Pillow, Burnt Orange • Amazon $69.24 1 $69.24
Majestic Home Goods Chevron Pouf, Small, Yellow • Amazon $60.83 1 $60.83
Comfort Research Classic Bean Bag in Comfort Suede, Blue Sky • Amazon $31.00 1 $31.00
Comfort Research Classic Bean Bag in Comfort Suede, Sierra Red • Amazon $31.00 1 $31.00

Materials cost

$912.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$956.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.80

Total project goal

$1,125.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,125.31

1 Donor

-$992.95

Donations toward project cost

-$956.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$132.36

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$0.00

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