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Ms. Lachnicht from Carteret NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Reading Stars

My students need flexible seating comfy couches and chairs instead of hard desks to encourage reading to send them places in their minds.

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students need stimulation. There is no substitute for activities that require kids to use their bodies as well as their minds. Manipulatives are tools that let children think, perform, problem-solve, and make things happen while they are working toward a solution. It provides an important step.

I have the pleasure of teaching an inclusion classroom that contains students with mild to severe special needs.

Inclusion is an approach to educate students with special needs. Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most, or all of their time, with non-disabled students. My students come from a low-income, usually one parent household with many siblings.

However, they are the most loving and caring group of students. I look forward coming to work to be able to teach them and enhance their abilities so that in the future they are able to strive in today's society. Our school is one of three elementary schools in the district. It consists of pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classes. Each grade has anywhere from 100-120 students, all from the same socioeconomic background. The teachers travel from within the same city to up to 90 minutes away to work here.

My Project

Flexible seating will benefit all my students in many different ways. Flexible seating allows students to quickly and easily pair up, work in small groups, or discuss as a whole class without moving the old fashioned heavy desks.

Flexible seating options stimulate students sense of touch.

This type of stimulation can help my students focus and process information. Sensory input is especially helpful for my students with ADHD and autism.

Flexible seating helps make learning fun! The benefits far outweigh any negatives! It encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive. It also allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. This burns more calories and increases metabolism.

Ms. Lachnicht
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347GR - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
LC346BU - Flex-Space Comfy Chair - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$428.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.96

Total project goal

$546.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.38

4 Donors

-$496.38

Donations toward project cost

-$421.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.46

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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