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Ms. Szymanski from Saint Marys PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Freedom of Flexible Seating and Organization

Help me give my students the opportunity to have flexible seating within the classroom!

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my learning support class attend a Title I school in a growing Pennsylvania community. Many of them come from low-income families that are struggling to meet their everyday needs.

My students have a desire to learn, yet they face so many challenges that interfere with success.

With a class full of so many abilities, I want to ensure each student has a voice and is able to feel pride in their work. These students continue to amaze me day in and day out!

My Project

By having alternative seating in the classroom students are free to make a choice of which seating arrangement is best for their learning. By giving them a choice I am helping them begin to learn how to make appropriate choices to make them more successful in the classroom.

Students desire the opportunity to move about the room in seats that are comfortable for them to increase their readiness to learn.

Students gain success when given choices in their environment. Help my students to stay organized and comfortable in a successful learning environment. This is the beginning steps of a completely flexible classroom.

Ms. Szymanski
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Hill Damara Lift-Top Storage Ottoman Bench with Faux-Leather Upholstery, Robin’s Egg Blue • Amazon Business $107.82 1 $107.82
Jaketen Bookshelf 9-Cubes Book Shelf Office Storage Shelf Plastic Storage Cabinet (Grey) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$142.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$174.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.87

Total project goal

$205.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.82

1 Donor

-$91.89

Donations toward project cost

-$91.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$97.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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