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Ms. Mendez from Miami FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Spectacular Third Graders

Help me give my students a flexible seating options such as stools, bean bags, cushions, and a rug to use instead of traditional chairs and desks.

  • $465 goal

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My Students

My classroom is filled with 28 third graders with mixed skills, interests, and abilities. Many are my students are ESE there to have many different needs. They are all very curious and ambitious students. We are a big family in which they help each other every day and are caught doing responsible and helpful actions.

In our class, we are a community filled with creators, readers, scientists, and artists.

They have many different interests which they use to their advantage every day​. These students are the future, I want to give them the encouragement and support they need.

My Project

These materials will create a flexible seating environment in our classroom. This will enrich my students' daily life in the classroom by allowing them to make their own choices, be responsible students, create habits that will last them a lifetime, collaborate with their peers and at the same time make it fun and engaging!

I want to prepare my students for the real world and flexible seating will create a learning environment that reflects the real world.

Students allowed the opportunity to choose their own seating option will learn about making real-life decisions.

This will make it student-centered and allow them to actively become a part of their learning experience. My students will feel ownership over their classroom and their decisions. When students are given the opportunity to of flexible seating, they are able to engage in collaborating experiences with their peers.

Also, this environment will stimulate the students' senses. This is especially beneficial​ for my ESE students. This can help them focus and process information better.

These materials will benefit my students today, tomorrow and for the future.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
nuLOOM ECCR15A Contemporary Pinkieprint Kids Rug, 5' x 8', Multi • Amazon Business $104.29 1 $104.29
Honey-Can-Do TBL-02869 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Black, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $17.15 5 $85.75
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.74 1 $59.74
Lukeight Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair, Bean Bag Cover for Organizing Kid’s Room - Fits a Lot of Stuffed Animals, Standard Size 38", Chevron Army Green • Amazon Business $19.80 2 $39.60

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