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Ms. Carey from Santa Monica CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Promote Reading and Writing Success

Help me give my students flexible seating spaces so that they can rise to their greatest potential.

  • $738 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with nearly fifty kindergartners who are hungry to learn how to read and write. My school is a sought after Southern California public elementary school.

As a staff, we have been deeply entrenched in research-based, meaningful, effective professional development fostered by some of the most renowned researchers and staff developers in the country.

Our teachers have an intensely collaborative work ethic which rubs off on our students. We are constantly challenging ourselves to re-evaluate our practices and look for the most effective ways to reach our students.

While English is the predominant spoken language, we have multiple languages spoken and students from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is essential that we build strong reading and writing foundations for our students so that we can meet them at each individual entry point to move forward.

My Project

When children have choice and ownership of their learning, we know that they will make greater gains. Studies show that personalizing classroom spaces with students having ownership of where and how to position themselves to learn can account for a significant gain in academic growth.

Flexible seating within a classroom will promote a complex, living system of greater learning.

When children can wobble, bounce, kick, lean, or burrow, their oxygen flow, blood flow, and core strength all increase. We currently have a few flexible seating options in the classroom, and these tools act as an additional teacher in our environment. When students have the autonomy to create seating spaces for their own best learning, they are preparing themselves to absorb the most amount of learning they can from each of their experiences.

Flexible seating not only promotes student success but also promotes a shift in teacher pedagogy. When children are scattered around the room in pockets of comfortable learning spaces, the teacher can drift from student to student, giving each child the individualized attention they need. One size does not fit all in lessons or in seating. We cannot wait to create flexible seating arrangements in our classroom. In turn, we will become stronger and more flexible readers, writers, and thinkers.

Ms. Carey
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Burlywood Stump • Amazon Business $10.19 8 $81.52
Indoor/Outdoor Turf  Rugs and Runners in Green 6' X 10' Low Pile Artificial Grass in Many Custom Sizes and Widths with Finished Edges with Binding Tape • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $17.21 4 $68.84
Moluk Bilibo Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBB-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Black • Amazon Business $59.59 1 $59.59
EasyGoProducts Indoor Teepee Tent, Kids Classic Indian Play Tent and Carry Bag, Walls with Door, Window and Floor,, 5 Poles, 6' Tall • Amazon Business $54.77 1 $54.77
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Dark Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs :: 20" x 2" x 3/64" • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Twinkle Star Bed Canopy for Single to King Size Beds (White) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$539.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$627.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.67

Total project goal

$737.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$737.79

6 Donors

-$608.00

Donations toward project cost

-$525.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.50

match offer

-$119.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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