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Mrs. Tredo from Massena NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

FLEXible Seating for FLEXible LEARNING!

Help me give my students an interactive markerboard table that seats six, and six balance stools to help increase focus and release extra energy.

  • $965 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade in a small public school in Massena, NY. I currently have 18 students who come from very diverse backgrounds. Over 65% of the students at our school are living in poverty. This creates an environment in which the majority of students count on school as the most stable and comforting part of their day. Our classroom is a community in which my students can count on for consistency, routine, and acceptance daily.

Curious, enthusiastic, creative, and energetic are just a few words to describe my amazing third graders.

They are always up for a challenge and truly want to soak up as much learning as possible each day. There is nothing as rewarding as seeing that light bulb go off for a struggling student, and I am lucky enough to get to witness this first hand, on a daily basis!

My Project

My third grade students are very active learners, who excel when they are engaged and focused. We meet in small groups for reading and math daily, and at times, it is hard for students to attend to the task at hand for the entire 30 minute group time. I have students who work best when moving the entire time, standing, bouncing, kneeling, stretching a band, etc. Our current table configuration makes it difficult to meet with six students comfortably at one time. We are confined to either a very small round table, or a squeaky, wobbly kidney shaped table, that is actually quite distracting while writing during groups.

The appeal of being able to answer questions and engage cooperatively by writing on a tabletop, while also being able to move their bodies with the wobbly stools, will add a whole new level of excitement to our third grade small group time!

I can already hear my students begging for extra time to interact with me during guided reading and math at the "fun flower table"!

Any and all donations for this FLEXible and FUN project will be greatly appreciated by myself, my current students, and my future students for many years to come! THANK YOU!!

Mrs. Tredo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 6 $419.82
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT ACTIVITY FLOWER 60 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $288.37 1 $288.37
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS STANDARD/APOLLO ACTIVITY TABLE MATCHING UPPER LEG/T-MOLD EDGE COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
LILAC (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00

Materials cost

$708.19

Vendor shipping charges

$70.82

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$819.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.64

Total project goal

$964.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$964.27

10 Donors

-$914.27

Donations toward project cost

-$777.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.14

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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