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Ms. Aiken from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexin' In My New Seat: Cultivating A Comfortable Environment

My students need flexible seating options to enhance their learning environment.

  • $896 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ours is a classroom full of students that are willing to learn social and academic skills that will make them successful in the 21st century. My school exposes students to diversity in their classes among their peers and with their teachers as well. As a teacher, you cannot always choose your classroom but you can always choose how you arrange it. Flexible seating used as differentiated instruction has shown that it can have a deep impact on how your students learn. My project will give my students the tools they need to thrive in and outside of the classroom.

My Project

Research has shown that students have a better learning experience in an environment where they are comfortable. I have picked non-traditional items such as colorful stools, laptop tables, a coffee table, and ottomans so that students can have a comfortable environment.

Most would argue that students would feel the urge to fall asleep in this "comfortable environment" but studies show that due to the instructor giving students the agency to choose their own seats, they produce a higher quality of performance.

Classrooms become too mundane with traditional seating and I feel that they should be excited to enter a classroom everyday with seating that allows a fun way to learn.

Ms. Aiken
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tabletote Plus Black Portable Compact Lightweight Adjustable Height Laptop Notebook Computer Stand Table • Amazon Business $28.99 8 $231.92
Simpli Home Laredo Rectangular Storage Ottoman Bench, Large, Slate Grey • Amazon Business $125.04 1 $125.04
Olee Sleep 46" Cocktail Wood & Metal Legs Coffee Table/End Table/Side Table/Dining Table/Sofa Table/TV Table/Vanity Table/Office Table/Computer Table, Rustic Brown • Amazon Business $120.14 1 $120.14
Poly and Bark Trattoria 18" Stool in Yellow (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $100.73 1 $100.73
Poly and Bark Trattoria 18" Stool in Orange (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $90.99 1 $90.99

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