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Ms. Matteson from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible, Fun, and Fantastic!

Help me give my students access to different kinds of flexible seating such as The Surf Portable Lap Desk in order for them to be able to do their best work inside the classroom.

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first grade teacher in my third year of teaching! Each day when I come into the classroom, I am so excited to get to make such an incredible impact on my students' lives.

Our school is a Title I school with almost all of our population qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch!

As a teacher, there are a lot of expenses that come with setting up a productive and functional classroom. There are always new ideas to try and with those ideas comes a new set of needs.

I want my students to be able to reach their full potential!

This new group of firsties brings new challenges and learning experiences for both the students in my class and me. We get to experience first grade together, learning from one another and helping to push each other to reach our full potential for them as students and for me as their teacher!

My Project

My classroom is fully functional with flexible seating. Each day my kiddos get to pick where they would like to sit to do their best work; however, with larger numbers this year than I have ever had, I need more options for students to sit on the floor.

The Surf provides a high quality option for my students to work on the ground that will last for years to come.

While I currently have some lap desk options, they are made of a cheaper plastic and I end up having to replace them each year. I have also been looking at flex bands for regular chairs for some time, as it still provides students that need to sit in a regular chair an opportunity to fidget with their feet and focus.

Ms. Matteson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $227.04 1 $227.04
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$255.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.09

Total project goal

$367.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.29

4 Donors

-$358.47

Donations toward project cost

-$312.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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