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Mrs. Maher from Taunton MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating = Flexible Learners!!!

Help me give my students bean bag chairs, window bench cushions and the tools to create a flexible seating environment!

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, first and foremost, are someone's babies who I am entrusted with each and everyday, and I am so grateful to make an impact in their lives! They are a great group of young people, eager to learn with many great qualities. They are a diverse group, who have many different learning needs and styles.

Our school has a student population of 777 students, and we service grades 5-7.

We are one of 3 Middle schools in our district. We have the largest student population of the three middle schools.

Of the 777 students we service, 49.9% are high needs students. 39.1% of the population are economically disadvantaged, and our students with disabilities population is 18.9%. We also have 6.7% of students for whom English is not their first language.

My Project

Flexible seating has some many benefits. When students are given a simple choice of where they sit and with whom, they are more invested in their learning. Students need to move. When we prevent this, they become distracted or disruptive. When students have a choice of seating, they can collaborate and work together with others and feel like a community. We are requesting cushions, bean bag chairs, storage baskets and other items.

Comfortable students are calm students, calm students are focused and productive!

When students are not comfortable they fidget and become easily distracted or distracting. It is proven that when it is comfortable, you learn best. Why would we not want to give that to each and every one of our students?

Mrs. Maher
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Navy 3' • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Pillow Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Fresco Bench Cushion, Blue • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Ottomanson Grey Runner Area Rug, 5'3"X7'0", • Amazon Business $37.06 1 $37.06
Royexe - Storage Cubes - (Set of 8) Storage Baskets | Features Dual Handles & 10 Label Window Cards | Cube Storage Bins | Foldable Fabric Closet Shelf Organizer | Drawer Organizers and Storage (Grey) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Vinyl Record Storage Cube Extra Large Stackable LP Record Album Shelf, White • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Redearth Decorative Square Printed Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Cases Pillowcases 100% Cotton (18 x 18 Inches / 45 x 45 cm; Navy) Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboards Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95

Materials cost

$336.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.64

Total project goal

$437.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.59

5 Donors

-$352.59

Donations toward project cost

-$299.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.89

match offer

-$85.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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