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Ms. Ogden from Houston TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Foster Learning

My students need flexible seating accommodations, which foster ownership and choice in individually preferred learning spaces.

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is special because it's filled with diversity. My students come from many different backgrounds and socioeconomic situations. Many cultures are blended into one classroom and we love it! 65% of my kiddos are considered to be economically disadvantaged, and 28% are english language learners. My school is a part of the HISD Leadership Magnet Program, and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school received its authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization in April of 2014. We have added a 50/50 Dual Language program, with Spanish as the target language in PK-4th grade.

My Project

Flexible seating will offer my student's OPTIONS in choosing their preferred spot to read and work in the classroom. Our futon will be a central spot in the classroom and, along with the beanbag, will offer a comfy spot to dive into a good book. Comfortable students are more calm, focused, and productive. The wobble chairs and balance balls will offer alternative seating options for active students who need movement in order to be successful. Research has proven that flexible seating and a warm environment produce higher rates in student's academic performance. It also encourages children to share space and supplies.

Ms. Ogden
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Contempo 2001419 Micro Suede Futon, Charcoal • Staples Advantage $266.69 1 $266.69
WC716 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 16" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
Majestic Home Goods Indoor Villa Polyester Micro-Velvet Small Classic Bean Bag Chair, Azure • Staples Advantage $121.59 1 $121.59
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$593.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$632.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.55

Total project goal

$743.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.69

14 Donors

-$522.82

Donations toward project cost

-$445.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.67

Matching donations from our partners

-$220.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

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$0.00

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