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Mrs. Acedo from Stockton CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Fifth Grade!

My students need stools, pillows, rugs and storage crates to create a classroom that prepares them to be independent thinkers and learners.

  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have such a desire to learn. They are curious about the world around them, and they want to experience all it has to offer. They love to dig into an issue, understand the different perspectives, and think about ways to improve the quality of life for everyone.

Fifth grade is a time when students start to gain independence, and they discover the kind of people they want to become.

My students are learning the powerful impact they can have when they make good choices. I am so proud of my learners, and I want to make sure they are prepared to take advantage of every opportunity that is available to them.

My Project

When students have the freedom to choose where they are going to sit, it leads to greater focus and engagement. Research shows that flexible seating helps students develop the ability to self-monitor, gives them a sense of ownership for their learning, and keeps them engaged.

Flexible seating will allow my students to find seating that keeps them motivated, fits their bodies, and builds metacognition.

Floor cushions, bean bag chairs, and crate seats give students options to sit in groups or independently and to find a style of seat that is comfortable for them. Students who focus better when standing can use stools for temporary seat breaks when needed. Area rugs designate areas for floor seating and provide space for whole-class instruction.

When students move on to higher grades and eventually to college, they will be studying in many different environments. As my students experiment with seating arrangements at this age, they will develop the metacognition to recognize what works well for them and will, in turn, strengthen their independence as learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 16928006 Storage Crate, White, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $32.02 2 $64.04
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stool, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Width, 11 3/4 " Length, Black with Silver Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $54.13 1 $54.13
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Stump • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Kids Bean Bag | Large Bean Bag | Children's Chair Cover | Children Chair | Soft Toy Bag | Kids Toys Organizer | Bean Bag Cover | Comfy Chair Comfortable Seating for Kids Dark Grey Stripes • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Ottomanson Paterson Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug, 5'3"x7'0", Grey • Amazon Business $35.63 1 $35.63
Furinno 11172 Just 2-Tier No Tools Coffee Table, White w/White Tube • Amazon Business $16.09 2 $32.18
OJIA Deluxe Soft Modern Faux Sheepskin Shaggy Area Rugs Children Play Carpet For Living & Bedroom Sofa (2ft x 3ft, Grey) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboards Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45

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