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Mrs. Stolte from Staten Island NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex(ible Seating) Your Muscles

Help me give my students floor cushions, surf lap desks, and a round table to get started with flexible seating in the classroom.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my fourth grade Integrated Co-Teaching class is full of energy and meaningful conversation, and students are expected to focus for long periods of time. About a third of my students struggle to focus for even five minutes! My students are some of the hardest workers I know, and they are always eager to learn.

My class is made up of general education students, special education students, and English language learners.

I work in a low-income community where students cannot afford supplies and most receive free or reduced-price lunch. I strive to give them all that I can both academically and emotionally.

My Project

My class is embarking on many journeys this year. We have started to learn more about computer science and how to code in the classroom, and we are going to be starting to learn about virtual reality in the classroom. Why not add something else to our classroom? Flexible seating would be a great addition to the computer science curriculum I am introducing this year.

Research shows that allowing students to sit in flexible seating options enhances their focus, which helps students learn better.

With this project, I would be able to offer my students a variety of seating options based on what best meets their needs. Students would be able to use floor cushions, lap desks, a low table to help focus in our classroom. These options will allow them to become more comfortable, find a responsible working space, and get the most out of our work times and classroom activities.

When I work with students, I usually choose to work on the floor or in a comfortable rolling chair. Why should I get a choice and not give choices to my students?

Mrs. Stolte
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FDP Rectangle Activity School and Classroom Kids Table (30 x 60 inch) Short Silver Floor Legs for Flexible Seating Collaborative Spaces, Adjustable Height 11-16 inches (Maple Top/Maple Edge) • Amazon Business $174.98 1 $174.98
KinderMat, Orange KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $26.21 2 $52.42
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$322.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.04

Total project goal

$420.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.27

3 Donors

-$248.00

Donations toward project cost

-$210.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.20

match offer

-$172.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.84

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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