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Mr. Podehl from Ada MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex Seating for Adaptive Learning Environments

Help me give my students seating options for them to take ownership of their best learning environment.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all learning Spanish as a second language and are part of a cohort that have been together since at least kindergarten. Starting with their reading and literacy in Spanish through Math, Science, and Social Studies they are fully immersed in a language that will prepare them for our multi-lingual and multi-cultural future.

Second language immersion requires quality sheltered instruction as well as academic opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction for language input (listening and reading) and output (speaking and writing).

Standard desks in groups works for some lessons and projects, but flexibility is necessary to achieve further language development with 21st century skills and collaboration.

My Project

These pieces of furniture will help transform an aging classroom into a dynamic space to allow students to be in their best environment for different needs.

Different students have different needs for different lessons in different subjects in different parts of the day.

This furniture will allow students the flexibility to make their best choices in class. For some that will look like circling up in a math lesson for different abilities to team up and teach each other. In a reading lesson, it might mean finding a quieter, solitary place to dive into their newest book. A writer's workshop might allow a pair to team up and help revise each other's work.

This project is all about building toward options and flexibility to better serve each learner's best environment.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

Materials cost

$164.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.84

Total project goal

$232.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.28

3 Donors

-$155.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$77.28

Match offers toward project cost

-$65.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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