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Ms. Paulson from Minneapolis MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for 3rd!

Help me give my students a rich, fun and inviting environment that supports movement and comfort with pillows with inspirational words, balance balls, stools, and table trays.

  • $810 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an energetic, hilarious, and loving group of 3rd graders. I teach at a Title 1 school, in the Twin Cities Metro, where many of my students are English Language Learners. School is their safe place, where they come to learn, have fun, explore and engage in academics.

They thrive during hands-on project based learning, where they can move their bodies, and can get their hands dirty.

Last year we learned so much building a beautiful garden! My students are a talkative bunch, who embrace movement!

My Project

Flexible seating is a chance for students to take responsibility in their learning and their behavior. When I walk into any establishment, I have a choice in where I sit. The same should be in the classroom. My classroom will offer many options for students to consider when learning.

They can choose from bouncing on balance balls, rocking on stools, sitting on the floor with an inspirational pillow, relaxing on the couch, or leaning on the standing table when entering our classroom.

It's imperative that this choice is theirs. This choice will be made daily, enhancing their decision making process, and honing in on what they need that day to make it as successful as possible.

Ms. Paulson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $26.21 4 $104.84
Metal Stools Bar Stools 24 Inch Height Stackable Barstools Indoor Outdoor Dining Backless Kitchen Bar Stools Set of 4 • Amazon Business $92.88 1 $92.88
Sofa Side End Tables Living Room, Vintage Accent C Table with Side Pocket for Coffee Laptop • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Folding Lap Desk, laptop desk, Breakfast Table, Bed Table, Serving Tray - The lapdesk Contains Extra Storage space and dividers, & folds very easy,great for kids, adults, boys, girls • Amazon Business $19.97 4 $79.88
Pearington 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Furniture Stools for Kids; Multipurpose Stool Chairs; Flexible Seating; Stacking Stools- Set of 5, Black and Silver • Amazon Business $58.02 1 $58.02
HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables Modern Furniture Decor Side Table for Living Room Balcony Home and Office ( White, Set of 2 ) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Sofa Shield Original Fitted 1 Piece Loveseat Slipcover, Soft, Stretch, Seat Width Up to 54 Inch Furniture Protector, Washable Covers for Loveseats, Spandex Fit Slip Cover, Dogs Pets, Love Seat, Gray • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Dry Erase Pockets 30 Pack - Dry Erase Sleeves - Reusable Sheet Protectors - School or Work - Oversize 10 x 13 Inches - Job Ticket Holders • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Fairfield PF-5 Poly-Fil Premium Fiber • Amazon Business $21.18 1 $21.18
VAKADO Inspirational Quotes Saying Outdoor Throw Pillow Covers Colorful Decorative Words Letters Cushion Cases Home Decor for Couch Sofa Office 18x18 Inch Set of 4 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Decorbox Cotton Linen Square Decor Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Colorful Imagine 18 X 18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Inspiring Quote Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Phrase Square Decorative Throw Pillows Case Cushion Covers Shell Cotton Linen Blend (18''x18'', Color #8) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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