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Ms. Basnight from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Seating

Help me give my students flexible seating to allow them to work around the room comfortably and focused!

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students are a wonderful group of Fourth graders who love learning. Our school is a public school with 95% of our students receiving free lunch. Out of 302 students, 54% are Black and 39% Hispanic and the rest are mixed or other.

The classroom is where students and teachers have the opportunity to be creative, have fun and learn, all at the same time!

I am a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district where my students are faced with challenges both in and out of school. Even with these challenges my students come eager to learn. They are sweet, inquisitive, and very energetic.

Many of our families have recently emigrated to the US. My students are 18 happy and energetic fourth graders. It is an ICT class, with a high percentage of special needs children. Most of them come from low income families with various cultural backgrounds and languages.

My Project

We are requesting floor sears and a floor workspace bundle. Flexible seating is something that I started in my class last year when the Principal gifted us wobble stools. Flexible seating is a choice provided to students that allows them to work around the room comfortably and focused. It provides students the environment they need to be their best.

Students do their best when they are comfortable (don't we all)!

Children need to move. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused.

Having more choices of flexible seating in my class will allow my students to do their best.

Ms. Basnight
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA555DC - Flex-Space Independent Floor Work Space Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $237.46 1 $237.46
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98

Materials cost

$347.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.53

Total project goal

$450.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.18

6 Donors

-$270.76

Donations toward project cost

-$233.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.86

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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