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Mrs. Quintero from San Antonio TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free Choice Classroom

My students need flexible seating options, such as stools and lap desks.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse group with a multitude of learning styles. They are constantly moving, constantly on the going and truly enjoy hands on learning. My class is centered around freedom of choice!

Thueydides once said, "The secret to happiness is freedom...and the secret to freedom is courage." This quote applies to my students and myself because students in my class have freedom which makes them excited and happy to come to school each day.

Their happiness and joy shows through in their work and effort put into work. However, it takes much courage on my part to give up the reins and allow the freedom of choice.

To me the happiness and desire to learn that shines through because of the freedom is more important than control!!!

My Project

This is my second year teaching! In all my studies, as well as during my first year of teaching, I learned that students flourish when they have the freedom to move around. Flexible seating means students change their seating weekly which helps build a sense of community throughout the classroom.

If a child cannot learn the way we teach perhaps we should teach them the way they are sure to learn!

I have requested a small table and foam knee pads to be used by 6 - 8 students as one seating option. The foam is easy to disinfect which is a must in an elementary school. The rugs and moveable shelves will be used to make a comfy reading corner for students. The other "chair options will give students a wide variety of choices throughout the year.

My second grade class typically host 22 to 24 seven year olds. Being that my classroom is a portable the room is very small. The crates, tension rods and comand hooks will be used to organize all materials that students will be using throughout the year.

I truly believe that diversity in the classroom is important and this includes the enviornment and way the students learn, not just the material they are learning. Having a well organized, flexible classroom truly aids in providing a diverse learning enviornment for all of my students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 30''W x 48''L Rectangular Grey Thermal Laminate Activity Table - Height Adjustable Short Legs • Amazon Business $122.29 1 $122.29
Love Nature Sweet Home Modern Collection Custom Black and White Music Note Area Rug 7'x5' Indoor Soft Carpet • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
HearthSong® Collapsible Folding Lap Desk, in Pink • Amazon Business $14.98 4 $59.92
TravelChair Slacker Chair, Black • Amazon Business $13.46 4 $53.84
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 12 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Ustide Black Piano Keyboard Music Rug Fashion Black and White Kids Play Rug Boys Bedroom Mats Home Decoration Washable Floor Rug Living Room Floor Runner Rugs 2x3 • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Book Shelf - Office Storage Cabinet Closet with 8 Book Shelves • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
STERILITE 16959012 Mini Crate, Black, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
JINSHUNFA Wall Hook 13lb(Max) Transparent Reusable Seamless Scratch Waterproof and Oilproof,Bathroom Kitchen Heavy Duty Ceiling, 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.6 inches • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Shappy 5 Pack Cupboard Bars Tensions Rod Spring Curtain Rod for DIY Projects, Extendable Width, 11.81 to 20 Inches (White) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

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