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Mrs. Smothers from Joliet IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating With a View!

Help me give my students d flexible seating options in my classroom with the counter-height table and metal stools.

  • $375 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom would involve a lesson in each subject, followed by independent or group-work time for each subject. During these times, students are allowed, and encouraged, to move around the room, so having fun and appealing seating (or standing!) options is very important to me.

These students are in love with reading, but they have a hard time sustaining focus from their desks.

I am redesigning my literacy block to operate as a reader's workshop, which they've been very appreciative of. This allows them to spend more time with their books and allows me more time to have those deep conversations with them to enrich their understanding of their text.

My Project

The metal stools I have requested will be placed around my kidney-shaped guided reading table already in my classroom. These will be an excellent substitution for the regular hard-backed chairs currently around this table. My guided reading groups are large this year due to class sizes, so the stools will save space around the table as well as giving students more freedom to move and sit comfortably when they are seated at the table.

The counter-height table, stools, and bench will be placed in the back of my classroom and students may choose to sit (or STAND!) there at any time of day.

The height of the table will allow them to see over students sitting in front of them in desks. It will also allow me to more comfortable help the students working at that table as I will not have to bend over or kneel to be at their level.

Having this flexibility and choice in seating will allow students a greater opportunity to maintain focus and participation in lessons.

Mrs. Smothers
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crown Mark Tyler 4-Piece Counter Height Table Set • Amazon Business $221.11 1 $221.11
Fat Catalog ALT1102ACSO Metal Stack Stools with Padded Seat, Red/Purple/Blue/Green/Yellow (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $63.14 1 $63.14

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