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Mrs. R. from Seattle WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learning with a Calming Twist... Just What We Need!

Help me give my students flexible seating and a calming area in the classroom. They would love having lap desks and cushion to work in their favorite space, and relax in our calming corner when needed with timers.

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are so diverse and interesting that to describe them is really hard. Students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds. Our school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in Washington. Students speak a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese. As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics.

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn and excited for what is in store for them that day.

I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for each of them. During independent work times they choose their favorite space to work in the classroom. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables or in small corners between furniture with clipboards, or sitting or laying on the floor with their notebook, clipboards or papers. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in engaging and promoting work in them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice of where and how they want to work. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk. They need to move around, and what better way to do this than having them move and work at the same time.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work or where to calm down.

Learning a new language can be stressful and sometimes frustrating, no matter your age. Imagine for children? Sometimes, taking a break is all that is needed for my students to get back on track and produce work. Providing they with a space to do this, create and also control their time would be perfect. This will develop not only self-control skills but also they create independence in managing their time and emotions.

Mrs. R.
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
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Kindermat Floor Disks/Seats, Story Time Cushions For School Or Home, 16" Wide by 2" Thick, 6 Pack with Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Red • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Liquid Motion Timer - Bubble Motion Relaxation Sensory Toy for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Office Desk Top, Assorted Colors 1 Per Unit • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

Materials cost

$301.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.04

Total project goal

$426.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.91

1 Donor

-$426.91

Donations toward project cost

-$362.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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