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Ms. OMalley from Redondo Beach CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learning Environment to Increase Student Engagement

Help me give my students flexible seating options to complete assignments where they feel they work best.

  • $1,169 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

My students are creative, inquisitive, and motivated! In each task or challenge I put in front of them, they are willing to try. We talk about having a Growth Mindset in our classroom, and so many of my students are willing to persist, even when things get tough. More specifically, I try to develop a Growth Mindset in my students when doing math. Many students want to get to the right answer quickly and I hope to instill a love of problem solving in my students this year.

My Project

My school has recently adopted a new math curriculum and I want to make it a success in my classroom. Therefore, I would like to provide my students with providing flexible seating options. This new program will be 60-90 minutes of math each day. I think that is way too long for students to be sitting in their seats! I want to create a space in my classroom for all of my students to sit on the floor so I can teach my lessons in a variety of ways. I also want to provide a variety of seating options for students to choose while they work independently. For example, I would like lap desks for students to sit in beach chairs and table top desks so students can stand up while they work.

Providing variety of seating options in the classroom keeps students engaged.

If they are sitting in their seats for too long, they will get tired and lose interest. This is very common for students with ADHD. The wobble seats will be great for those students. Flexible seating also makes learning more fun. When learning is a positive experience, students retain more information! I think this will be very beneficial for my students.

Ms. OMalley
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy Carpets JG-832 Joy in a Box Carpet Squares, Grade: 8 to Kindergarten, Assorted (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $129.99 3 $389.97
AA348 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Adjustable Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Kids Folding 17" x 11" Lap Desk with Storage - Black - Durable Lightweight Portable Laptop Computer Children's Desks for Homework or Reading. Breakfast Tray Food Table • Amazon Business $17.97 5 $89.85
TYH Supplies Set of 10 Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Charcoal (Fits up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
WALIKI Toys Children's Wobbly Cushion, Alternative Classroom Seating | Inflatable Core Disc Seats for School (Pump Included, 12”/30CM) (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

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