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Ms. Chiulli from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Choices to Help Second Graders Focus and Learn!

My students need flexible seating options to help them learn, like area rugs and different cushions so they can read comfortably, and bouncy bands and wobble chairs to get their energy out and focus!

  • $852 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in the Bronx. This year I will be teaching a second grade Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) class, which means that my class will consist of general education students, special education students, and English language learners. So far I have 27 students; 12 of them are classified special education students. My students' families work hard to provide for them, often working multiple jobs just to afford necessities. One hundred percent of the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students often live in small apartments or in crowded homeless shelters where they don't have the comforts of their own space.

This is why it is important that they feel like their classroom is their second home.

I try my best to provide a safe, comfortable environment where students can feel at home. I think it's important for students to be able to take ownership of their learning, and in order to do that, school needs to be a safe place where they want to be. I want my students to be successful despite any problems they may face at home. School should be a place where kids can be kids.

My Project

Since we will have a class of up to 32 students who all learn in different ways, we need to have flexible seating options to fit the needs of those learners.

Not every child learns best sitting on hard chairs at their desks.

We need area rugs and pillows so students can have comfortable places around the room to read and learn instead of on the cold tile floor, and wobble chairs and bouncy bands to help energetic students focus that energy on learning.

These students deserve a classroom that feels like home. Please help me make my classroom their second home!

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Ms. Chiulli
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH188 - Reading Corner Classroom Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
CR122BU - Wobble Chair - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
LC152 - Plum Rectangular Carpet - 4' x 6' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
LC162 - Navy Blue Rectangular Carpet - 4' x 6' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
CF511SE - Calming Colors Giant Pillow - Each - Sea Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black support pipes) • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Bouncy Bands for Chairs (Black support pipes) • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85

Materials cost

$683.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$723.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.75

Total project goal

$851.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.68

12 Donors

-$733.74

Donations toward project cost

-$643.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.56

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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