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Ms. Whelchel from Doniphan MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

Help me give my students Surf Lap Desks to implement comfortable, flexible seating in my writing class.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach writing to 120 fifth grade students. Our students ability level varies from below basic to above average. We have more students who fall into the below basic category and very few students into the above average category. No matter what, my students come in ready to do their best every single day. My students have very short desks and prefer to move around and have alternative seating when possible. It is hard for some of them to do their work at their desks. Tables are few and far between. Behavioral problems tend to be at a minimum when students are able to be comfortable. I want my students to enjoy writing class.

My Project

The use of my SMARTBoard is a daily activity in my classroom. Students come to the rug to interact during our lesson. The students love being able to sit in other places besides their desk

What becomes a problem is the fact that the students then start to complain about how it's uncomfortable to crouch when using their Chromebook or writing.

By having Surf Lap Desks students will be able to utilize flexible seating while working on their assignments comfortably.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not moving to new positions frequently to ensure comfort.

Ms. Whelchel
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
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Kids’ Travel-Friendly Tray, Flexible Collaborative Seating for Teens and Adults, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Green (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $182.41 1 $182.41

Materials cost

$182.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.97

Total project goal

$253.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.12

3 Donors

-$210.41

Donations toward project cost

-$178.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.56

match offer

-$42.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$36.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.41

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$0.00

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