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Mr. Ducharme from White Lake MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Hard Working Students!

Help me give my students flexible seating options for a more 21st century learning environment!

  • $1,398 goal

This project expired on June 3, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hey Everyone! My name is Mr. D, and I am a high school math teacher at a public, tuition free International Baccalaureate school. At this school, we focus on a rigorous, real world approach to education, where content is integrated and interdisciplinary.

Our students come from a diverse cultural & socioeconomic backgrounds, and are chosen by a lottery from different home districts.

They are choosing to work very hard - taking classes that are taught at an equivalent level to honors/AP courses all 4 years of high school. They are bright, curious, excited, and intelligent to start, and are working towards becoming lifelong learners!

As in most classrooms, students have a multitude of learning styles & comfort levels. My aim is to provide them with flexible seating, differentiated instruction, and a classroom suited for 21st century learning and work skills. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I appreciate any help I can get!

My Project

Flexible seating in a classroom provides students with options to support different learning styles. It also gives students choice, and supports an environment where students are less sedentary - one of the greatest detriments to health.

Currently, my students have 28 traditional desks, one group work table, an old couch and two black office leather chairs - I am trying to reduce the number of desks by half.

Why? There are some students that work better at individual desks, but many need more of a "coffee shop" environment to focus.

So, the high top tables I have selected allow for students to sit in groups of 4 to get their work done. They also allow students to stand if that is how they work better. The chairs I have selected fit either the high tops or my large group work table, that currently has old chairs that are cracking and falling apart. I have brought a couple chairs from home, but it would be great to have nicer chairs for the students to use!

Thank you for reading about my project!

Mr. Ducharme
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 135 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 4 Pk. 30'' High Backless Crystal Teal-Blue Indoor-Outdoor Barstool • Amazon Business $115.78 4 $463.12
Flash Furniture 36'' Round Wood Cocktail Table with 30'' and 42'' Columns • Amazon Business $84.87 4 $339.48
Sidanli Guest & Reception Chairs with Wheels- Green (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $169.00 2 $338.00

Materials cost

$1,140.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,187.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$209.60

Total project goal

$1,397.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,397.31

15 Donors

-$1,102.89

Donations toward project cost

-$941.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.68

match offer

-$290.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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