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Mrs. Thompson from Mount Angel OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Flexible Seating to Focus

My students need flexible seating options to be able to work more efficiently around the room while using the bean bag chairs, floor cushions, and stools.

  • $252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is made up of many generations of families that have attended our small, rural k-8 school. We are located about 20 miles East of the Oregon state capital and are made up of many nationalities and socio economic backgrounds. We also have many migrant families that work in the farming fields surrounding our school and provide much of our local produce.

Our school is a Title I fully funded school that has more than 50% of our student body receiving free and reduced lunches.

Our school and staff families are a huge part of what makes our school successful. We have many parent volunteers that work both in the classroom and alongside our schools Parent Teacher Team to make the best decisions for our school. We have a very diverse Spanish speaking population as well as an almost 30% Russian student population. We as a staff really strive to meet all the diverse needs of our students and work to support students in every possible way we can.

My Project

My students love to read, write, and work around the classroom. Most of the time they do this by sitting on the floor, but I'd like to give them more options to be able to work more comfortably than simply at a table or on the hard floor. Providing my students with floor cushions, stools, and bean bag chairs will give them a more welcoming and comfortable learning environment that will help to enhance their ability to focus on their studies.

More and more research is suggesting that students with greater choice and flexibility in the classroom are more likely to value and engage more in their class work.

I believe by providing my students more flexibility in how they choose to engage in their class work will enhance their focus and mental endurance.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $30.00 2 $60.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.71 1 $50.71

Materials cost

$180.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$213.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.66

Total project goal

$251.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$251.08

1 Donor

-$251.08

Donations toward project cost

-$213.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.66

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$0.00

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