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Mrs. DiMatteo from Algonquin IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learners

Help me give my students more flexible seating options to help them focus in the classroom.

  • $625 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students this year are an amazing and unique group of learners. They are incredibly curious about the world around them and the way things work. We work in our classroom to not only touch on all of the basics we need to know, but to extend our knowledge into real-world scenarios and situations.

We are not a normal group of fifth graders in a normal classroom!

This year, my students have been learning the importance of thinking about themselves and their learning, a tough concept when you are ten and eleven! However, they have been doing a fantastic job of learning to make the best choices for them, from choosing the seat that helps them work best to choosing if they want to listen to music while they work to help them focus.

My Project

I am looking to give my students more flexible seating options in order to help them maintain focus and support their needs in the classroom.

Flexible seating has been shown to be beneficial to students by helping them find a "smart seat" where they can focus the best.

I would like to give my students an ottoman to help complete our reading corner and give our classroom more storage space. I would like to provide my students with saucer chairs to replace the two in our reading corner that broke during a classroom move. I would like to give my students two Go-Anywhere Chairs in order to complete the set of 6 at our floor level table. I would like to give my students a classroom rug so that we have a place to conduct our morning meetings. Finally, I would like to provide my students with a high table and stools as a new place to complete work that helps them feel safe and comfortable in the classroom.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Well Woven 09537 StarBright Bright Square Modern Geometric Multi 7'10" x 10'6" Kids Area Rug, 7'10'' x 10'6", • Amazon Business $202.30 1 $202.30
Flash Furniture Bar Height Table and Stool Set - YB-YJ922-GG • Amazon Business $95.65 1 $95.65
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 2 $69.94
Stansport "Go Anywhere Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $34.86 2 $69.72
Ornavo Home Foldable Tufted Linen Large Storage Ottoman Bench Foot Rest Stool/Seat - 15" x 45" x 15" (Grey) • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99

Materials cost

$493.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.71

Total project goal

$624.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$624.71

5 Donors

-$502.07

Donations toward project cost

-$441.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.31

Matching donations from our partners

-$105.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$89.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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