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Ms. Kennebeck from Iowa City IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for High School Kids!

My students need seating options other than desks! Whether it be at a table with moving chairs or comfy seats or in a bean bag, it's all about choice!

  • $899 goal

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My Students

My classroom represents a melting pot of America: there is no dominating ethnicity, no dominating gender. Out of my 150 students in my high school math classroom, I have three autistic students, two transgendered students, one blind student, eleven students with IEPs (Individualized education plans), and forty-eight students who have English as their second language.

This school year, I introduced *some* flexible seating, purchasing three comfortable chairs and a end table and carpet pieces to create a relaxed area for students to sit in.

They loved it!! I would like to extend that area to encompass most, if not all of my classroom and DITCH THE DESKS! Studies show that he benefits are vast when it comes to classroom design/flexibility.

My Project

Our students need choice and flexibility!! If we truly want to get the best from our students, we need to offer an environment that is conducive to that. What is that? It is called Flexible Seating. Studies have been done and the results are great--students are more effective in a classroom that offers flexible seating than rows of student desks.

Who wants to sit in a desk all day?

I sure wouldn't want to! While I will still offer a few of the regular classroom desks, I would like to offer options: standing desks, comfortable seating (chairs and couches), tables, bean bags, etc.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE FOLDING INDESTRUCTIBLE LIGHTWEIGHT 30X72X29H CHARCOAL • School Specialty $222.57 2 $445.14
BEANBAG LOUNGER 15H X 20W X 30L INCHES - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $49.67 2 $99.34
COVER TABLE OPEN 6FT ICE16541 • School Specialty $37.84 2 $75.68
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG FURNITURE COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
BLACK (BK) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$620.16

Vendor shipping charges

$62.02

State sales tax

$42.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$763.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.82

Total project goal

$898.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$898.78

4 Donors

-$894.36

Donations toward project cost

-$763.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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