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Mrs. Hooker from Milan TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Friendly, Flexible Seating

Help me give my students flexible seating and a printer and laminator to promote learning and expose them to challenging projects in the classroom!

  • $1,291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My diverse, book loving 2nd grade students are from a rural town in West Tennessee. Our small school district has one elementary school with a student population of approximately 780 students. Our school population has about 75% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch.

As part of our state initiative for reading, our classroom has students up and moving to work on tasks and activities that align to the standards but also have them working collaboratively with a partner or group.

We are working to transition our classroom from student desks to move a more comfortable, conducive environment for all learners.

Although my district provides me with $200 to get my classroom supplies, I do not have enough money to give my students what they need as far as the bigger, more expensive items like chairs and tables.

My Project

The flexible classroom, with stools, rug areas, and cozy corners for kids to concentrate, is cropping up more and more in schools. The effort to get rid of students sitting in hard desks all day is increasing and more classroom teachers are spending their own money to give their students a comfortable environment to learn.

Flexible seating allows students to choose their seats or move around the classroom more often to work with groups, partners or even on their own without being confined to a desk.

My students need a flexible classroom with carpet areas and flexible chairs. We are asking for two rugs, 5 flexible chairs, a printer to work on independent research and a laminator for saving projects.

I cannot afford to provide these for my students but I am hoping you will help me give them opportunities to work on challenging projects in the classroom while being comfortable.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 5 $249.95
LC862 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
Brother HL-L3270CDW Single-Function Color Laser Printer with NFC, Wireless and Duplex Printing • Quill.com $184.99 1 $184.99
LC851 - Flex-Space Comfy Round Classroom Carpet - 6' Diameter - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LC1639 - Magnetic Story Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 5 $149.95
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, 9" Anti-Jam (TL906) • Quill.com $67.99 1 $67.99

Materials cost

$1,050.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,096.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$193.52

Total project goal

$1,290.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,290.16

2 Donors

-$1,246.64

Donations toward project cost

-$1,096.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$150.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.52

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$0.00

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