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Mrs. Lee from Brandon MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Improve Middle School Focus!

My students need choice in where they sit for best focus through the use of tables for computers and rolling chairs.

  • $553 goal

This project expired on November 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classes are very loving children. Each one wanting to do his best; however, how that looks is very different. My classes are a combination of low, average, and high performing students. The low struggle but just want love and acceptance and help. The average carry the class, and the advanced don't want to get behind. Though I have multiple ranges of intellect in my room, no one wants to hinder the other from learning. This in itself is a struggle in maintaining a balance of comfort and safety among my students.

Everyone wants to feel safe to share their ideas with no ridicule.

As the year evolves, I implement activities to build community among my students, creating an environment that ridicules bullying instead. More and more students of every range reach out to one another building friendships across the room.

My Project

As this new year approaches, I want to create an environment that will draw my students in, inviting them to make their own choices and to focus on what truly matters to them. Through the use of tables and rolling chairs, I hope to give them a more flexible choice in their seating arrangements. Students learn better if they have more control in their learning and can focus because of a sense of comfort. When students feel empowered with choice and comfort, they center their attention on deeper thinking.

A 7th grader has a very short attention span, but finding that just perfect seat can help him focus just a little longer, allowing that good idea to come out.

Many of my students have a hard time taking ideas deeper, developing them, explaining them, discussing them. I hope that with the implementation of choice in seating, my students will be able to focus better and longer, creating a pocket of time that will encourage them to invent lasting thought.

Mrs. Lee
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 18''x72'' Rectangular Folding Training Table, Mahogany Melamine Laminate • Quill.com $73.79 3 $221.37
Flash Furniture Vibrant Computer Task Chair With Tractor Seat, Apple Green • Quill.com $45.89 4 $183.56

Materials cost

$404.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.83

Total project goal

$552.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.18

2 Donors

-$552.18

Donations toward project cost

-$469.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.83

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$0.00

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