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Ms. Jacques from Bristol CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for a High School Math Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn using flexible seating options such as standing desks, bean bag chairs, lap desks and bouncy chair bands for their desks.

  • $352 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at an urban high school in Connecticut teaching mathematics. This year, I teach two co-taught Algebra 1 classes (with a special Education teacher), an EL Geometry class (co-taught with an EL Teacher), an Accelerated Algebra 1 class and a Foundations Everyday Algebra 1 class that is co taught with another Math Teacher. I teach students with a variety of different backgrounds and learning needs. Half of my students come from low income households.

My students are inquisitive, hardworking and enthusiastic learners with a variety of learning needs.

I try to make my classroom a warm environment where all students feel accepted and supported so that they will feel engaged and ready to learn. I also run a homework club on Thursdays so that students have a safe and quiet place to go to complete homework or receive additional support in subjects that they are having trouble in.

My Project

Students in my class have a variety of learning needs. The items that I chose for my DonorsChoose.org project will help my students by providing the flexible seating options that will help them be successful during class. Students tend to perform better when they are in an environment that is comfortable for them. I chose to include two bean bag chairs, standing desks, lap desks, chair pads and bouncy chair bands in my project because these are items that I believe my students can use within the classroom to be more comfortable throughout the class time. Classes at my school are 84 minutes long. Many of my students are diagnosed with conditions such as ADHD.

These items will help the students concentrate in class and ultimately will help them understand class material better.

I also chose to include a pencil sharpener in my project because the current pencil sharpener in my classroom does not always work well and it takes a long time for students to be able to sharpen their pencil. Sometimes, we can not get the pencils to sharpen at all. This electric pencil sharpener will help students learn better because it will give them a tool to be able to sharpen their pencils faster and get back to class faster.

Ms. Jacques
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 98 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 645182 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Zebra • Amazon Business $35.16 2 $70.32
Flash Furniture Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Desk with Black Top • Amazon Business $34.56 2 $69.12
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Charcoal (Fits up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
4 Pack Memory Foam Honeycomb Nonslip Back 16" x16" Chair/Seat Cushion Pad • Amazon Business $33.48 1 $33.48
Bouncy Chair Bands (12 Pack) – Improve Focus Kick Bands for Kids Students with Autism, ADHD, SPD - Foot Sensory Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs Desks • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95

Materials cost

$264.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$298.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.73

Total project goal

$351.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$351.51

1 Donor

-$298.78

Donations toward project cost

-$298.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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