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Mrs. Gianelos from Howell NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Flexible Seating for a Funky Science Lab!

Help me give my students flexible seating options and classroom supplies to help improve our classroom climate. I am hoping to create an inviting, safe, and exciting classroom that will engage students.

  • $792 goal

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My Students

My 8th graders are immersed in problem-based learning to explore the Next Generation Science Standards. We are located in Howell, New Jersey, minutes from the Jersey Shore. My middle school students are an active bunch of thirteen and fourteen year olds with a variety of learning levels including gifted/talented learners, students needing additional support, and everything in between. They are a great group of students who love to learn and that is the key to it all.

My students are inquisitive, kind, and diverse learners.

Students come from diverse backgrounds and abilities. They crave choice, movement, and ownership of learning.

We are in need of collaborative learning spaces and materials to promote scientific inquiry and teamwork. We hope we are able to use the equipment for further discovery of science and engage all levels of learners in our classroom.

My Project

Flexible seating options will provide my students with personalized learning from the bottom up. This project will add more seating options to our learning lab, as well as provide supplies for creative assessment options. Students learn best when they have a choice, and creating seating areas and creative spaces will allow student autonomy. Standing desks, floor seating, and a cozy couch will create various learning spaces in the lab. Materials such as pencil sharpeners and white board markers are necessities that we do not have in our classroom.

I am excited to break the mold of what a typical classroom should look like, by creating a "funky" science lab for my 8th-grade learners!

This project will fund and complete the transformation of our classroom from a traditional science class with tables and chairs to a fun, students centered space that offers seating options for all learners.

The furniture and decor purchased here will create inviting learning spaces for all learners. There will be traditional seating, cozy futons, standing desks, and floor seating. Students will have options for moving to different learning areas based on their needs. Students will also receive learning tools vital for personalized learning. Your donations will be used to create a one of a kind classroom that teenagers dream of.

Mrs. Gianelos
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 150 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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DHP Nola Futon Couch with Tufted Faux Leather Upholstery, Modern Style, Black Faux Leather • Amazon Business $158.99 1 $158.99
ONIVA - a Picnic Time Brand Oniva Portable Reclining Seat, Black • Amazon Business $30.99 4 $123.96
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase 24 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $97.74 1 $97.74
Computer Student Laptop Desk Height Adjustable Wooden Laptop Table Computer Standing Desk with Tablet iPad Slot Mobile Workstation with Wheels (Black) • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
Electric Pencil Sharpener,Heavy Duty Helical Blade and Auto-Stop Feature,Durable Indrustial Pencil Sharpener Plug in for NO. 2/Colored Pencils (6.5-8mm),Suitable for Office,School,Classroom (BLACK) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
Learning Resources Super Strong Magnetic Hooks, Set of 4, Assorted Colors, 1" Diameter • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $20.44 1 $20.44
Rust-Oleum Not Available 206540 Chalkboard Brush-On, Black, 30-Ounce, 30 oz, • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
CHALK MARKERS & Pens - By Fantastic ChalkTastic MEGA 18 Pack BEST for Kids, Menu Board Bistro Boards - Glass & Window Erasable Marker Pen - Reversible 6mm Tip, Neon & Earth Colors, Gold & Silver • Amazon Business $18.67 1 $18.67
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright Pockets (92060) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Cualfec Hall Pass for School Adorable Designs for Kids Favor with Bonus Hall Pass Log and Blank DIY Cards Waterproof Kit - 12 Sets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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