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Mrs. Buttero from East Hartford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible in Fourth - Where Comfort Meets Learning

My students need flexible seating options such as the "Flex Space Comfy Floor Seat" to help maintain focus and enhance their drive to learn.

  • $758 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school strives to grow the love of learning in all of our students through inquiry and workshop models. Every child has unique capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure or motivation. I set high expectations for myself and my students and we work everyday to meet and exceed the challenge.

Coming from an urban community, many students come to school with emotional trauma, special educational needs, and cultural barriers they need to overcome.

Research has shown that when students are comfortable both physically and emotionally they learn better. My 21 students deserve to have the ability to not only love learning but to feel comfortable while doing it.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent and group work times they should be able to choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are only able to work at their desks or a table.

I would love for my students to be able to choose to work during Reader's/Writers Workshop and Math Stations in a variety of locations in our room.

Your donations will allow my students to work comfortably on our carpet with the Kids Lap Desks to provide an easy space for them to write or reflect on their reading. They can use the Flex- Comfy Space Floor seats to be more comfortable on the floor with clip boards while working in groups during Math Stations. While some students may choose to use the Flex-Space Wobble Cushions while independently reading on the floor or in a chair to be able to move and focus at the same time.

My student's ability to focus during independent and group time can be difficult for some if they are forced to only sit in a chair at a desk. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their learning and I know the same will come through when they have a choice in how they work. When students are given the choice of where they sit, they are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they have no choice but to just sit at their desk.

Mrs. Buttero
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $21.77 6 $130.62
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
Adorox Set of 6 Standard Size Clipboards Clear Colorful Transparent Mix Assorted Colors (Multicolored 6 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97

Materials cost

$604.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$643.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.56

Total project goal

$757.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$757.07

8 Donors

-$680.31

Donations toward project cost

-$579.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.55

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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