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Ms. O. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flying into Flexible Seating in 1st Grade!

My students need flexible seating options to create a classroom culture where learning in movement, comfort, and constant change is the NORM.

  • $1,045 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students hail from the great city of Philadelphia and attend a wonderful K-12 charter school determined to provide students with powerful learning experiences and diverse tools that will one day send them to college and beyond. My students are a diverse group of 25 toothless first graders who are beginning to truly develop as readers, writers, mathematicians, historians, philosophers, and scientists.

My student are some of the brightest, kindest, and most driven 6 to 7 years you could ever meet.

They all have unique personalities, interests, goals, and exceptionalities, but share one thing in common--a passion and genuine enthusiasm for learning! I feel so honored to be their teacher and am willing to give them nothing but the best.

Despite having incredible students in a admirable urban school, I cannot afford to provide my firsties with many of the learning materials they need to become the best power thinkers, independent adaptive problem solvers and meaningful contributors they can be. This why I need your help!

My Project

My students need a learning environment where they have a multitude of options to learn in ways they find favorable!

Whether this be on a couch, using a floor pillow on the carpet, on a exercise ball at a traditional table, or on a stool using a lap desk, I want my students to have these options!

I still plan to place my seating options in pods, which will allow students to continue to work collaboratively. Flexible seating will also allow more mobility in my classroom, as my current tables take up a lot of space, making it difficult to move around with ease. My first graders need more room to move and grove! 21st century classrooms have gone beyond rigid desks with chairs, and we're ready to be apart of the change!

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divano Roma Furniture Collection - Modern Plush Tufted Linen Fabric Splitback Living Room Sleeper Futon (Light Blue) • Amazon Business $228.99 1 $228.99
ECR4Kids 65" Kidney Resin Activity Table - Indoor/Outdoor Kids Table for Classrooms, Daycares, Playgrounds, Blue • Amazon Business $130.00 1 $130.00
Urban Shop Faux Fur Butterfly Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $55.04 2 $110.08
Floor Bloom Soft and Cozy Green Leaf Floor Pillow for Kids (Medium - Magic Garden Collection) (6) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Finnhomy Small Square Folding Side End Table Sofa Table Tray Side Table Snack Table Metal Anti-Rusty Outdoor and Indoor Use for Little Stuff Multi-use Black • Amazon Business $23.59 3 $70.77
Finnhomy Small Square Folding Side End Table Sofa Table Tray Side Table Snack Table Metal Anti-Rusty Outdoor and Indoor Use for Little Stuff Multi-use Green • Amazon Business $22.29 3 $66.87
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Homebi Lap Desk Tray Table Laptop Stand Portable Bed Desk Breakfast Tray for Bed Couch and Sofa with MDF Top Board and Foldable Metal Legs (11.20"H, Blue) • Amazon Business $19.89 2 $39.78
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Flash Furniture Kids Blue Folding Table • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95

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