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Ms. McSherry from Concord CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible in First!

Help me give my students additional seating options to help them collaborate and learn in our flexible seating classroom.

  • $515 goal

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My Students

My class is full of 28 amazing first graders. They love working and playing together every day. Approximately 88% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, and over 80% of our school population is second language learners. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common is a love for learning new things and trying their best!

My first-grade students arrive with a variety of strengths, needs, and interests.

We work really hard to create a classroom community that includes and supports everyone. I strive to create a classroom that is safe, comfortable, organized and visually appealing. My students take a lot of pride in their classroom, and they also work hard to maintain a peaceful learning environment.

My Project

Over the last few years, I have begun moving away from a traditional classroom with desks and chairs, and instead begun providing a variety of flexible work spaces. In my classroom you will find high and low tables, wobble stools, lap desks, yoga balls and bean bags. Students are given the opportunity to try out the different work areas and decide what works best for them. Students can also choose whether to work with a partner, in a group, or alone. When students make choices, they take more ownership of their learning. When students are comfortable, they are more focused on their work.

Due to an increase in class size this year, I am requesting additional flexible seating so that all students can enjoy the benefit of choosing their seat.

The comfy floor seats will work perfectly with our low table. They are also great for students who want to curl up with a book on the carpet. The adjustable stools will be a great accompaniment to our high table. Students of different sizes will be able to adjust the stool so that it is the right height for them. These seats make it easy for students to move around the room in order to work and collaborate with other students.

I have seen the benefits first hand of integrating flexible seating into a classroom. I am looking forward to providing more choices for my students and continuing to create a unique and fun learning environment!

Ms. McSherry
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
LC637 - Flex-Space Height-Adjustable Stool • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 2 $258.00
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98

Materials cost

$367.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.15

Total project goal

$514.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.32

6 Donors

-$500.94

Donations toward project cost

-$426.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.39

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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