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Mr. Contreras from Antioch CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Learning!

Help me give my students the right kind of sitting arrangement to keep them focused in their classroom.

  • $562 goal

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My Students

I teach in a 3rd grade classroom in Antioch, CA. Our school is a Title I elementary school. My students are working on many skills, such as understanding routines and procedures. One thing my students do best is working as partners and in small groups. Having to sit in a desk can get the best of my students who need to stretch and move about. Many of my students enjoy laying on the floor as they do their work, but strain to look up at the whiteboards.

I believe that many of my students will work best with flexible seating where they can connect with each other in the way that works best for each student.

My students have shown me that they really enjoy the work they do but simply prefer to work in a comfortable setting. I want my students to be as comfortable as they can so they can focus on their learning.

My Project

During are rigorous math lessons and English Language Arts, students need the flexibility to stretch their legs and gain some circulation back into their minds, hands, and body. With these items for flexible seating, students can stretch and move about while they stay in their seats and focus on the content.

Flexible seating will allow my students to find a nice nook, or place in the room, where they feel is best for their own learning.

Students with flexible seating can easily work with partners or in small groups without having to move the clunky, heavy desks that are so uncomfortable. Flexible seating will be used for all subjects since it allows students to move without distracting others or themselves. They can stay on task and feel comfortable as they work.

Mr. Contreras
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Kids’ Travel-Friendly Tray, Flexible Collaborative Seating for Teens and Adults, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Green (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $200.80 1 $200.80
AmazonBasics 30 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Grey and Black • Amazon Business $147.44 1 $147.44
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98

Materials cost

$404.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.22

Total project goal

$561.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$561.49

5 Donors

-$493.23

Donations toward project cost

-$419.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$68.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$58.02

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.24

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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