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Mrs. Outlaw from Thomasville GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Leads to Better Reading

My students need bean bag chairs to add to our flexible seating reading area. This level of comfort will help with their engagement.

  • $365 goal

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My Students

Do you remember reading your favorite series of books as a child? Do you remember the anticipation and excitement you felt waiting for the next book? Do you remember having a comfortable place to read? My students share that excitement and joy of reading and need a comfortable space to read. My students are inquisitive readers who are waiting to discover the newest adventures in their next book.

My students are explorers of the world through books.

I am a high school literature teacher who is trying to instill the love of reading into my students. Many of them read better and are able to concentrate when they are in a comfortable environment. I am trying to offer them a space that will allow them to open their minds and allow the story in.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent reading times, they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to read in a variety of locations in our room such as at different tables, sitting under tables with books, or sitting or lying down on the floor with their book, often using their backpacks as headrests.

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 read and become much more engaged in the material. My students are much more engaged in their reading and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where they choose to read.

The items that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The comfy bean bag chairs will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options and allow the students to be comfortable and become more engaged. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students' work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help foster a love for reading!

Mrs. Outlaw
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Large Fuf Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair, Comfort Suede, Black Onyx • Amazon Business $84.87 1 $84.87
Posh Bean Bag Chair for Children, Teens & Adults - 35", Heather Gray • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Big Joe Roma in Smartmax Bean Bag, Gray Quatrafoil • Amazon Business $56.19 1 $56.19
Big Joe Original Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $47.38 1 $47.38

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