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Mrs. B. from Alvarado TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Book Reading!!!

My students need more contemporary Spanish books to read. By allowing students flexible seating, they will want to read more.

  • $532 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title 1 School that serves a very diverse population of students. Many students in my class do not have books at home and when they come into my classroom, this might be the only time they will read a book. They come from single-family homes and many of them receive free lunch based on income. They are smart students, they just need the encouragement from an adult. When students come into my room, they learn to love books. Many students do not realize how much they love books until they step for into my classroom.

Students who are avid readers are statically shown to do better in academics.

Due to our students diverse cultural backgrounds, the school does not have a wide variety of books that students can relate to. Relating to books is one of the keys to get these students to read.

Despite their difficult lives they have at home, I know that they can be successful students in my classroom.

My Project

All of our students love to read but since they are low income, they do not have access to books especially my ESL students. The school does not have a wide variety of Spanish books. By having a personal book collection in my classroom, students will be able to readily access popular books that would strike interest with them.

By allowing flexible seating during reading time, their motivation will increase.

They will be able to sit in bean bag chairs, pillows, and other chairs instead of at a desk. When you want to read a book, you want to curl up in a chair and get lost in it. That is the atmosphere that I want to create for my students.

Mrs. B.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 145 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elite Classic Large Bean Bag, Vinyl, Navy, 38" x 34" x 25" • Staples Advantage $59.99 3 $179.97
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black • Amazon Business $13.95 2 $27.90
ACTCUT Super Soft Indoor Modern Shag Area Silky Smooth Fur Rugs Fluffy Rugs Anti-Skid Shaggy Area Rug Dining Room Home Bedroom Carpet Floor Mat 4- Feet By 5- Feet (Grey) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Ikea 101.398.79 NOT Floor Uplight Lamp, 69-Inch, Black/White • Amazon Business $18.13 1 $18.13
Los Juegos del Hambre (The Hunger Games) • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (25th Anniversary Edition Book & CD) • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Third Eye Export - 32" Mandala Barmeri Large Floor Pillow Cover Cushion Meditation Seating Ottoman Throw Cover Hippie Decorative Zipped Bohemian Pouf (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
El Árbol Generoso (The Giving Tree) • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
¿Quién cuenta las estrellas? (Number The Stars) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Los Juegos del Hambre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
La casa de la pradera / Little House on the Prairie • AKJ Education $8.81 1 $8.81
La isla de los delfines azules (Island Of The Blue Dolphins) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wish • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
How to Steal a Dog: A Novel • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

Materials cost

$415.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$452.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.78

Total project goal

$531.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$531.89

1 Donor

-$531.89

Donations toward project cost

-$452.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.78

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$0.00

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