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Mrs. Ghueder from Memphis TN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus & Fun Flexible Seating

Help me give my students the opportunity to make a commitment to learning that will lay the foundation for fostering choice, community, and comfort in their educational trajectory.

  • $680 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is located in the heart of South Memphis. The majority of our students are African American and Hispanic students that often come from low socio-economic communities. Knowing the community we serve, we ensure that all students receive free lunch every day. My third graders are brave, creative, and loving individuals.

My students work hard each and every day to transcend above their home life and meet the high expectations that are set for them in the classroom.

My goal by participating in Donorschoose.org is to get classroom furniture to foster choice, community, and comfort in my classroom. Ultimately, this opportunity will have a lasting impact on how my students navigate their education pathways in their lives.

My Project

Research has suggested that flexible seating provides students the unique opportunity to have a choice in the classroom. My students will be able to choose various places in the classroom to complete their independent assignments that work best for them. During group activities, students are able to break off into different groups to work in areas such as: bouncing ball area, sitting on the rug with their clipboards, sitting on the sofa, working at the computer station.

When students are comfortable and confident in their education, they are more equipped to be successful.

Currently, I only have pillows in my classroom and I have already noticed some extreme growth in their literacy by being able to make a choice to sit on the pillows. Additionally, my students are also more focused and engaged with each other in group work.

The selected products will assist my students in building the community in my classroom, giving them the ability to make a choice, and strengthen their confidence in literacy. The furniture is lightweight and can be moved around by the students in the area that they choose.

Mrs. Ghueder
Grades 3-5
More than half 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, Green (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $229.99 1 $229.99
Keet Roundy Denim Children's Chair, Sofa and Ottoman Set, Denim Blue, 33 pounds • Amazon Business $109.88 1 $109.88
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 5 $99.90

Materials cost

$539.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$577.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.97

Total project goal

$679.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$679.79

12 Donors

-$512.00

Donations toward project cost

-$435.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$167.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$142.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.17

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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