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Ms. Spring from La Pine OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating: The English Cafe

My students need different style tables and chairs to collaborate, communicate, and learn together!

  • $1,147 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tenacious and enduring, my students often come to my classroom with a lot of social and emotional issues that can interfere with their learning process. What they lack in stability, they make up with heart, passion, humor, and intelligence.

Every day I am humbled by my students who work hard despite their circumstances, and prove that with a little perseverance, anything is possible.

They are used to being let down, both inside and out of the classroom, and I work hard to show them they are worth more than they know.

My Project

Right now my students are stuck in the same style desks that I sat in while in high school over 10 years ago. They are restricting in my teaching and their learning. They are clunky and attached, limiting my seating arrangement opportunities, and the ability to collaborate. I teach through a lot of project based learning and group work, and right now my classroom doesn't support that.

My students need to feel safe and comfortable when they sit down, so they are willing to push themselves and step out of their comfort zone.

I am asking with help for the major items I will need. This includes 2 Quill Activity tables which can accommodate six students each during work time, two pub tables from Amazon to offer different style seating (including standing) for up to four students, six Hercules style chairs that will be more comfortable than the standard school chairs, eight high stools from Amazon so students can easily move them around for different activities, and smaller stools for students to sit on at the tables. Mix this with my current desks, yoga balls, chairs, and lounge chairs, every student will be able to pick the appropriate place to sit for their mood, activity, and need. By changing the classroom into an "English Cafe", it opens up the opportunity for students to learn differently, collaborate effectively, and ultimately have fun in class.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Virco Activity Table Rectangular, 30x60" • Quill.com $146.69 2 $293.38
Winsome Solid Wood Parkland Pub Square Table • Amazon Business $99.00 2 $198.00
Flash Furniture HERCULES Polypropylene Titanium Frame Finish Stack Chair, Black • Quill.com $26.09 6 $156.54
Poly and Bark Trattoria 24" Counter Height Stool in Aqua (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $112.13 1 $112.13
Poly and Bark Trattoria 24" Counter Height Stool in Grey (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $111.12 1 $111.12
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stool, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Width, 11 3/4 " Length, Black with Silver Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.29 1 $59.29

Materials cost

$930.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$974.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.96

Total project goal

$1,146.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,146.38

2 Donors

-$1,145.49

Donations toward project cost

-$974.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$171.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

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$0.00

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