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Ms. Waters from Westminster CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for a Blended Learning Environment

My students need flexible seating options, including a futon, stability balls, and stools to support their blending learning environment; I want the classroom to feel like a comfortable home away from home.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Imagine having twelve people crammed into a small apartment, nowhere quiet to read or study, and the expectation that you'll care for your younger siblings. Imagine coming to school each day and not knowing the language, the world around you confusing and frustrating. This is the experience for many of my students. I work in a Title I school in Westminster, California. Roughly 90% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 70% are English Learners.

Our school serves a hard-working immigrant community with students who are full of potential and enthusiasm to learn, but who lack the resources outside the classroom to help them achieve their goals.

I strive to make my classroom a retreat from the chaos of their lives, a place where they can explore new ideas, take academic risks, collaborate with their peers, explore new technology, and feel safe and welcome.

My Project

My classroom is a dynamic blended learning environment that offers students frequent opportunities to think critically, utilize technology, and to move. I'd like the furniture to further support student learning by offering them voice and choice in how and where they work.

I want this classroom to be a home away from home for my students, while also offering a variety of seating options for each student's learning style.

The futon would allow those without a quiet place at home to work in cozy comfort. The Stability balls will support those who need some proprioceptive input, while the bar stools will allow students to feel as though they're learning in a hip cafe.

These options will support the kind of 21st century collaborative learning we usually do in our room while meeting students' needs.

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Ms. Waters
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 96 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Dillan Convertible Futon Couch Bed with Microfiber Upholstery and Wood Legs - Grey • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
24” Counter Height Bar Stools,! (BLUE) by UrbanMod, [Set Of 4] Stackable, Indoor/Outdoor, Kitchen Bar Stools,! 330LB Limit, Metal Bar Stools! Industrial, Galvanized Steel, Counter Stools! • Amazon Business $134.86 1 $134.86
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $52.64 1 $52.64

Materials cost

$427.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.75

Total project goal

$591.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.68

11 Donors

-$356.68

Donations toward project cost

-$303.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.50

match offer

-$235.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

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$0.00

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