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Mrs. Sessom from Clarkston GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Student Engagement

My students need flexible seating environment which create empowerment, student choice, leadership, and increase oxygen flow in the brain which help keep young minds more alert and focused.

  • $664 goal

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My Students

Math... a universal language that many students are able to achieve and demonstrate success. Learning the English language and phonetics is a task that can be difficult for students that speak other languages. The students in my classroom come from countries such as Nepal, Somalia, Syria, Berma, Ethiopia, and Congo. Indian Creek Elementary school is the neighborhood school where our families feel their child is receiving the best education from some of the best educators. This is where the learning begins for our students and families.

My Project

Children need to move and physical activity is linked to higher academic performance as well as social emotional gratification. Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm and productive in a student-centered classroom. In my class, I have students that continues to face issues with social emotional development as well as needing areas that allow flexibility and movement. The materials that I am requesting would definitely help my students feel as if they are in control of their learning as well as have control over their bodies. They will have an area to go to when they need a calm place to cool down and use the facial expressions from the rug to describe how they are feeling. Many of my students are from other countries and do not have the language to express what they are feeling. The social emotional rug gives my students the language they need to express what they are feeling as well as find ways on how we can handle the situation. The table would be used for our technology area in our classroom. I have noticed students in my classroom are using the chromebooks in areas where other small group instruction is taking place. Traveling with the chromebooks has also been an issue due to dropping them or mishandling. Having a significant area for students to go to during technology time would be ideal for my classroom. These materials would be an asset to my students growth in learning and development.

Mrs. Sessom
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safe Place Rug - 4' x 6' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $159.95 1 $159.95
Carolina Laminate 24" x 48" Rectangle Table - Standard Leg Height (21"-28") • Kaplan Early Learning Company $152.96 1 $152.96
LC573GR - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
DD381SG - Calming Colors™ Soft Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96

Materials cost

$492.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$564.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.57

Total project goal

$663.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$663.82

1 Donor

-$663.82

Donations toward project cost

-$564.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.57

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$0.00

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