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Mrs. Tokarz from Middletown CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learning on the Floor

Help me give my students a flexible seating floor work space for collaboration with peers.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our elementary school sits in an inner city district and is a Title 1 school. One hundred percent of our school receives free breakfast and lunch.

My energetic fourth grade students come from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds, eager to learn each day.

Anytime I can engage them with an opportunity for collaborative activities, they rise to the occasion. They are curious and enjoy testing their theories or sharing their thoughts and ideas with one another through application and experience.

My Project

My students need to MOVE! This year we're transitioning to a flexible seating classroom. Whenever possible, students opt away from the standard desks and chairs for alternative seating around the room, such as cushions, beanbags, yoga balls, or simply sitting or lying on the floor. The option to move freely around the room allows for students to find a comfortable place to focus and work.

In order to personalize learning, seating options need to be personalized as well.

Adding the option of a floor table with comfortable floor seats will give my students more opportunities and options to take ownership over their learning, whether they are working cooperatively or independently. This floor table would be a valuable space for working on team projects, engaging in small guided groups, and more!

Mrs. Tokarz
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
LC756 - Flex-Space Rectangular Floor Table - 30" x 48" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $259.00 1 $259.00

Materials cost

$259.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.68

Total project goal

$344.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$344.56

4 Donors

-$342.80

Donations toward project cost

-$292.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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