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Ms. Serra from New York NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Foster Critical Thinking

My students need flexible seating options like pillows, bean bags, tables, lap desks and floor cushions to help foster critical thinking and engagement during class.

  • $1,925 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most amazing humans I know. During their 9th grade year, they are pushed to question who they are and what they believe in. Through their work in all of their classes, we ask them to think critically about their idividual identities and how that translates to their ‘place’ in their community and the world beyond. In English class specifically, we look at both individual identities and the historical identity of the United States.

My school prides itself on being a community school, encouraging teachers and students to treat the school as a second home.

Many of my students live at or below the poverty level, which limits the quantity of school supplies students are able to provide. In order to honor the school’s mission of being a community space where students feel at home, I am determined to make my classroom space a more inviting, comfortable space for us to learn and grow.

My Project

There has been significant research lately that shows that providing students with flexible seating options during class will support their engagement and understanding. In an effort to make my classroom a place where students feel at home and comfortable, I want to provide students with options to use floor cushions during independent reading, or collaborate using a whiteboard table during work time. Having multiple options available in my classroom will help support all students’ learning and engagement.

I am asking for donations to support multiple flexible seating options.

I have included floor cushions and lap desks for students who prefer reading in a comfortable space or doing independent work on the floor, saucer chairs for students who prefer more comfortable seating, and whiteboard tables for critical thinking and collaboration. I also included a set of speakers for the classroom so we can watch videos and listen to speeches during lessons.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Mesa Dry-Erase 24" x 48" Rectangular School Activity Table, Standard Legs w/Swivel Glides, Adjustable Height 19-30 inch (Black) • Amazon Business $234.15 4 $936.60
Mobile Ergonomic Stand up Desk Computer Workstation (24", Teak) • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $43.36 2 $86.72
Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Honey-Can-Do TBL-06322 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Hot Pink, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $20.92 2 $41.84
Honey-Can-Do TBL-02869 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Black, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Chardin home 100% Cotton Diamond Area Rug Fully Reversible, Size - 3'x5', Machine Washable, Grey/White • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
LEEVAN Area Rug Modern No-Shedding Non-Slip Machine Washable Rectangle Living Room Bedroom Study Soft Carpet Floor Mat Home Decor (3 x 4 ft, Grey Mandala) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $12.06 2 $24.12
Honey-Can-Do TBL-06322 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Hot Pink, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $20.92 1 $20.92
Honey-Can-Do TBL-02869 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Black, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Honey-Can-Do TBL-06321 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Indigo Blue, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $19.68 1 $19.68
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03539 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Blue, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Honey-Can-Do TBL-06320 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, White, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $18.62 1 $18.62
5-Year DOP - Furniture Plan ($0-50) • Amazon Business $7.80 2 $15.60
SmartGuard 3-Year DOP - Furniture Plan ($0-50) • Amazon Business $4.64 3 $13.92
Large 32" Pink Manadala Round Pillow Cover, Decorative Mandala Pillow Sham, Indian Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases, Outdoor Cushion Cover, • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
32" PURPLE MANDALA FLOOR PILLOW CUSHION SEATING THROW COVER HIPPIE DECORATIVE Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Shubhlaxmifashion 32" RED MANDALA FLOOR PILLOW CUSHION SEATING THROW COVER HIPPIE DECORATIVE Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
32" BLUE MANDALA FLOOR PILLOW CUSHION SEATING THROW COVER HIPPIE DECORATIVE Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SquareTrade 4-Year PC Peripheral Protection Plan ($75-99.99) • Amazon Business $1.87 1 $1.87

Materials cost

$1,581.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,635.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$288.63

Total project goal

$1,924.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,924.22

14 Donors

-$1,798.52

Donations toward project cost

-$1,529.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$269.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$125.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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