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Mrs. Hurlburt from Danbury CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Fourth Graders!

My students need storage options for flexible seating! Without desks, students have nowhere to store materials they need throughout the day. These 3-drawer storage carts will allow my 24 students to have their own space!

  • $304 goal

This project expired on September 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an amazing group of students who come from various socioeconomic backgrounds. They all have a passion for learning and reaching their goals. While they may all be at different levels, it does not stop them from helping and learning together in a cooperative classroom. They have a great support system of teachers and administrators that want them to reach their highest potential. They are our future, and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them a space in the room to seamlessly store and retrieve their supplies. While flexible seating is fantastic, my students no longer have a place in the room to store supplies without disrupting other learners. These storage drawers will be placed around the room to help create effective transitions.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the use of effective storage will continue to increase this!

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 3-Drawer Storage Cart, White, 2 Pack (116836) • Staples Advantage $56.19 4 $224.76

Materials cost

$224.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.55

Total project goal

$303.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.68

6 Donors

-$172.43

Donations toward project cost

-$154.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.36

match offer

-$122.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$104.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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