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Mrs. Sturges from Pascagoula MS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating including saucer and bungee chairs to help them focus.

  • $387 goal

This project expired on September 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Pascagoula is a small industrial town in Coastal Mississippi. My students are typically in grades 9-12 and learn anything from Mississippi History, World Geography, and even state tested U.S. History in my class.

My students are curious, savvy, and energetic.

They want what works best for them, and due to the large low-income population in our town, they don't always get it. Despite many challenges, my students work hard to learn and thrive in school. Each is unique and learns in his or her own way. I want to give them options to learn at the optimal level.

My Project

My students need different seating options, such as saucer chairs and bungee chairs for several different reasons.

Many of my kiddos struggle to simply fit into the desks offered.

Having larger seats available saves them from embarrassment and discomfort. The saucer chairs are made for a much larger person than a hard, narrow desk.

Second, many of my students come from lower-income homes. When offered a seat that is different, or "special", they tend to cooperate more fully in class. I have one such chair already and I have observed the difference it can make with a student. Saucer and bungee chairs are brightly colored and fun, but still very practical for the classroom. The aloha chair looks like a bean bag, but will still give students the support needed to grow academically. When using seats like the ones requested, clipboards are a necessity. Therefore, I have requested a down of those as well.

Finally, students like options. If you give them the choice of where and how to work, they can choose what works best for them. The items selected by me for this project will hopefully encourage my students to listen and learn.

Mrs. Sturges
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mainstays Large Microsuede Saucer Chair (Navy) • Amazon Business $48.52 2 $97.04
360 Degree Bungee Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $26.97 2 $53.94
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
360 Degree Bungee Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $26.97 1 $26.97
12 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for classroom and office use, 12 Clipboards • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$267.92

Vendor shipping charges

$8.09

State sales tax

$18.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.02

Total project goal

$386.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.80

4 Donors

-$336.45

Donations toward project cost

-$286.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.17

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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