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Ms. Waters from Norfolk VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Creative Learning

Help me give my students a more flexible and collaborative way to learn with new furniture, tables and chairs to help them to move and work better.

  • $1,383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are bright and curious. They love to interact with teachers and peers and they deserve better opportunities to reach each other and collaborate in class. The current seating we have in class are the single desk chair, one size fits all (but not well) in a classroom that does not have enough space for those 30 desks. I want to be able to encourage constructive collaboration through more flexible seating, as does my teaching partner, Ms. Broccoletti.

My Project

I have one of the smallest classrooms in the building. I love it, it's cozy and my students feel mostly at home, except for their seating. I want my kiddos to feel at home in the classroom and not constrained by desks that do not have enough space for them to effectively work on projects, or collaborate in groups. This type of desk and chair arrangement would also allow for better mobility and the change to effectively create stations.

Having separated tables and chairs that can fold and be put to the side for activities and group work will help them to work together and give them a better sense of structured freedom.

I am imagining a room where camaraderie is created through the use of group work tables, and station work is looked forward to through movement and activity.

I am a very hands on teacher in a currently rigid room. We do our best to foster groups and change up the layout of the room, but with joined desk chairs there is only but so much that can be changed. These materials would help me to better facilitate group reading, changing up our layout for group and individual work, and encouraging collaboration and discussion in a flexible setting.

Ms. Waters
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 4-Foot Round Bi-Fold Granite White Plastic Banquet and Event Folding Table with Carrying Handle • Amazon Business $73.01 8 $584.08
Cosco Vinyl Folding Chair Black (4-pack) • Amazon Business $67.97 8 $543.76

Materials cost

$1,127.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,174.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$207.31

Total project goal

$1,382.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,382.07

30 Donors

-$1,229.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,049.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$147.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$125.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.59

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$0.00

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