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Ms. West from Austin TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Successful Reading

Help me give my students creative, comfortable spaces to work, learn, and grow!

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a Title I middle school in Austin, TX. All of my students are considered economically disadvantaged. They face a range of other challenges every single day. The majority of the students I work with have a variety of learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbance, or have experienced trauma in their lives. My students are kind, hard-working, and amazing. They make me proud every day.

I set high expectations for my students, and I am constantly amazed by their efforts despite the many challenges they face.

My students continue to help me grow into a better educator and inspire me every day.

My Project

Everyone knows reading is so much better when you are comfortable! Hard plastic chairs are not the best place to spend time reading. My students need flexible seating options like the Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair and Chair Balls with Feet to help maximize their success in reading.

My students are a diverse group of kids who need diverse ways to access their learning.

These items will give them a choice in where they read and work. By creating choices, students will be more involved and engaged in their learning.

We already have a couch in the classroom, and the students love it! But we need more options! Only 3 students can fit on the couch to work. These new flexible seating items will give students more choices and allow more students to access the seating at the same time.

Ms. West
Grades 6-8
More than half of 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
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Grey • Amazon Business $44.46 1 $44.46
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rugs 4 Feet by 5.3 Feet (Gray) • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$116.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.09

Total project goal

$173.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.91

2 Donors

-$58.00

Donations toward project cost

-$49.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.70

match offer

-$115.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.39

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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