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Mrs. Long from Graham NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating is a Must!

My students need flexible seating choices in order to make reading fun!

  • $566 goal

This project expired on July 13, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love the fact that they all come from such diverse backgrounds and each one has some special trait that makes them unique! Some have lots of support at home, some have people that try really hard to help, but can't, and then there are those kids that do not have anyone outside of school that can aid in their success.

I am lucky enough to have students that genuinely want to learn in either academics, life skills, or both.

I teach in a Title I school where every student receives free breakfast and free lunch. To say that it is a struggle to find a way to make school fun and enjoying for them is an understatement. I love being the one constant in some of their lives.

My Project

"Can we move around the room to read?" is the most common question I get when I ask students to read independently. They like to stretch out, stand up, or just get comfy in order to focus on what they have to read. Sitting at your desk all day does not appeal to them anymore than it appeals to us.

If I can provide them with a comfortable, safe space that makes them more excited about the task at hand, I am all for it!

Many students are constantly moving, or standing, even when they are trying to read so I would love to try flexible seating to see if it makes a difference in their endurance levels. At this age, they should be able to stay in one spot, focus, and read for at least 25 minutes. I would love to be able to provide them with choices as to where they read since the act of reading isn't always their favorite thing to do.

Mrs. Long
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $67.93 2 $135.86
Junovo Oval Fluffy Soft Area Rugs for Kids Room Children Room Girls Room Nursery,2.6' X 5.3',Blue • Amazon Business $18.49 4 $73.96
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.86 2 $71.72
Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
32" BLUE MANDALA FLOOR PILLOW CUSHION SEATING THROW COVER HIPPIE DECORATIVE Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian • Amazon Business $10.77 4 $43.08
Home-it Adjustable Bed Risers or Furniture Riser bed lifts in Heights of 8, 5 or 3 Inches Heavy Duty Set of 4 bed riser • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$412.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$480.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.88

Total project goal

$565.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$565.84

3 Donors

-$523.48

Donations toward project cost

-$480.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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