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Mr. Deaton from Springfield IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free to Move About the Classroom

Help me give my students flexible seating options by funding these alternative workspaces. The portable lap desks and activity tables allow students who may not sit next to one another the opportunity to easily collaborate.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a 3rd-grade classroom full of hardworking achievers. My students often spend time collaborating with peers. Each day during reading, writing, and math, my students work with partners or in small groups when they are engaged in learning.

It can be quite challenging to collaborate with peers when working from standard desks.

Because we are not a Title I school, we are limited with the amount of funding we receive. My students depend on the generosity of others through grants to equip them with the extra tools they need to have the best chance for success.

My Project

These flexible seating options provide students the opportunity to be mobile in their learning. The portable desks will open up new opportunities for students to collaborate with peers.

Students need to have options in the classroom that help make learning comfortable.

The bean bag chairs will be used to rotate among students and allow them a comfy place to curl up with a good book.

The combination of these supplies will give my students chances to move and untether them from their desks. I believe that this ability to around while working will lead to happier and more productive students.

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Mr. Deaton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $229.99 1 $229.99
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.60 4 $86.40
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $18.64 4 $74.56
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $36.87 2 $73.74

Materials cost

$464.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.53

Total project goal

$590.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.19

8 Donors

-$507.69

Donations toward project cost

-$431.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.15

match offer

-$82.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.38

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$0.00

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