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Mrs. Thornton from Terre Haute IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Reading Muscles with Flexible Seating and Reading Options

My students need Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seats, other flexible seating options, and flashlights to comfortably enjoy and be able to better focus during independent reading/work time.

  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are spirited, inquisitive, eager learners attending a school of almost 700 students. They learn best when actively engaged in lessons and love to read and write about a variety topics, particularly those related to science and social studies.

Tremendous reading and writing progress is typically achieved during the second grade year with the students showing great pride in going from emergent readers to independent, fluent readers.

We explore a variety of literary genres and a love for reading and books is cultivated. My students love to observe nature and a variety of science demonstrations. Highlights of the school year include watching the development of Monarch caterpillars into adult butterflies, creating salt dough maps of the United States, and participating in reader's theater experiences.

My Project

Young learners need to have chances throughout the school day to be up and about and to choose a place to sit and work other than the traditional desk/chair configuration. Having a chance to move from time-to-time helps students to refocus and can minimize misbehavior in the classroom.

My students love independent reading time and the opportunity to cozy up with a good book of their own choosing.

They will love having the option of Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seats and Flex-Space Wobble Cushions as alternative seating during this read-to-self time. The flashlights that I'm requesting will be utilized when we dim the classroom lights and enjoy independent reading time with a fun twist- Flashlight Fridays!

Mrs. Thornton
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
FS489 - Kid-Sized Flashlights - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
Duracell Alkaline "AA" Batteries, 24-Pack • Quill.com $21.24 1 $21.24

Materials cost

$361.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$396.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.98

Total project goal

$466.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$466.52

7 Donors

-$357.64

Donations toward project cost

-$307.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.20

match offer

-$104.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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