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Mr. Ellingson from San Francisco CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Furniture for Selective Seating

My students need some new furniture, like bean bags and pillow and a low table, to expand our selective classroom seating.

  • $487 goal

This project expired on July 11, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a community of 5th graders representing one of the most diverse schools in our large, urban city. We have over 8 home languages represented as well as a variety of racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our school community also draws in families from all socioeconomic levels. This creates a unique and beautifully colorful experience for all of our students.

Our students are hardworking and academically motivated, especially in Science and Reading.

They also love writing, dancing, gardening, creating art projects, playing Four Square and Kickball. Our 5th graders are curious and engaged learners who desire hands-on and adventurous learning experiences.

My Project

This year, I've been trying to improve and update our classroom environment. During this update, I have been working to create multiple learning areas with a variety of different designs throughout the classroom to foster student collaboration. In my classroom, I have incorporated learning areas like standing tables and high seated tables and collaborative table groups. Now, I'd like to add some floor seating on some new bean bag chairs and pillow with a low table.

This shift to flexible classroom design is based on vast research that shows comfortable and flexible learning environments foster learning for all students.

By borrowing aspects of what is referred to as a "selective seating" model, we can give students a variety of learning spaces that allow student collaboration, growth and success.

Mr. Ellingson
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Original Bean Bag Char, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $49.88 4 $199.52
Huge Bean Bag Pillow for Playing Video Games & Watching TV, Black • Amazon Business $91.86 1 $91.86
Comfort Research UltimaX Beans Refill, 100 Liters • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Furinno 11158EX/BR Coffee Table with Bins, Espresso/Brown • Amazon Business $27.63 1 $27.63

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