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Mrs. Patterson from Pawleys Island SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Reading and Writing!

Help me give my students cushions and portable lap trays for flexible seating in the classroom.

  • $430 goal

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My Students

I am a third grade teacher with a variety of students. I am always looking for ways to reach all of my students' learning needs. My students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds and represent various ethnicities, learning styles, and ability levels. My students are hard workers, very busy, enjoy working together and love using technology. Every day we are learning new ideas and applying our learning during hands-on activities. We love to work around the room during partner work and stations. My students are problem solvers and are eager to try new things. They enjoy having a choice in their learning and are developing their independence every day.

My Project

My students love working in spaces that feel comfortable and cozy to them. In my classroom, I have implemented the "Daily 5." This is a structure to make classrooms a more effective reading and writing environment. One of the components is called "Read to Self." This allows students to move about the room and sit comfortably as they read a book of their choosing to themselves.

We do so much work where students can spread out around the room and find a place that is comfortable for them.

These portable lap desks will be amazing in the classroom. They will ensure the students have a surface for their Chromebook or notebook and let them work comfortably in the classroom. The cushions are comfy for students to be comfortable while sitting on the floor. Students will use the copy paper and pencils to create books when working on writing. Students LOVE having alternative places to sit, that feels comfortable!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KinderMat, Red KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $58.99 2 $117.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $26.80 4 $107.20
Boise X-9 Multi-Use Copy Paper, 8.5" x 11", 92 Bright, FSC Certified, 20 lb, 10 Ream Carton (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $58.69 1 $58.69
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Magnetic Storage Boxes, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96

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