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Ms. Castaneda from Finleyville PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility in the Classroom

Help me give my students some alternative options for seating and technology. We will use these resources in our classroom daily!

  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a K-4 special education teacher. I see individual students, groups of students, and all of my students at different points during the school day. While my classroom is not the traditional type, I find that we still operate as a single unit or team.

Organized chaos is the way I like to describe the amount of learning, sharing, and interacting that exists in our room.

Students may be seen simultaneously working in groups at the kidney table, relaxing in a quiet corner of the room, using classroom computers, or perhaps independently working at their desks.

Our room is designed for both learning and leisure. With the amount of transitions and moving around, students and staff must work as a team to be operational. My students enjoy working together and sometimes separately. Though there are various grade levels and ages in our room, we are in fact a family of learners.

My Project

Providing choices is gives my students a voice. Having the resources to provide those choices will greatly benefit my students. My kids need the option of moving while learning, which is not always an option with the traditional classroom furniture. By having flexible means I am giving my students the option of moving while still being mindfully present in the classroom. Students will be able to use the alternative seating options daily, which will greatly impact their learning.

Make the environment match the student, not the other way around.

Creating a positive and rewarding classroom environment is exactly what my students need in order to be successful. Students will have the option to use technology in the classroom to show what they know. There are endless amounts of resources and tools that are provided through devices like the iPad. From tracking academic goals to finding interactive apps and websites, the iPad is what every classroom needs. With alternative options for instruction, expression and representation my students can show what they are capable of by removing restrictional barriers.

Ms. Castaneda
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Black • Amazon Business $59.69 1 $59.69

Materials cost

$497.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.43

Total project goal

$629.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.55

9 Donors

-$474.02

Donations toward project cost

-$428.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.15

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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