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Mrs. Elliott from Oakdale IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility in 5th and 6th: A Collaborative Work Environment

My students need flexible seating options for the classroom to promote a passion for learning!

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will be teaching a creative and insightful group of fifth and sixth graders! I think it is important for my students to collaborate on projects and activities. Students in my classroom build science models, research a social studies topic to draw their own conclusions, rewrite endings of stories and much more! After my students create a project, they often present their hard work and discoveries to their classmates!

My students have a passion for learning, researching, and finding answers.

They also enjoy reading and sharing what they have read. We enjoy bookclubs where students get to take the leadership role. I am excited for the new school year and the adventures to come!

My Project

This year in my classroom I am trying something new! I have found that my students enjoy working in a flexible environment and need the option to move around! When they meet with a group they can sit on a balance ball, move around a bit, and are able to focus more on their discussion. They can also kneel at a table to meet a group for book club. If they are working independently, they can use a lap desk or laptop stand to work creatively. They will pick options that best meet their needs!

My students will enjoy having these options and they will be more excited to learn.

Since most of the students will choose not to have a traditional desk, they will need storage boxes so we can stay organized! They will also need clipboards for writing around the room. I am excited for the school year and I know my students will be too!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
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 $51.39 1 $51.39
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.81 2 $41.62
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Yellow) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
POCO DIVO 9-tile Multi-color Exercise Mat Solid Foam EVA Playmat Kids Safety Play Floor • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$244.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.15

Total project goal

$327.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$327.68

2 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$27.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$23.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.15

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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