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Mrs. Hoerster from Lakehurst NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Flexible Seating!

Help me give my students the warmth of a rug and the flexibility to move around the classroom in a space they deem comfortable to work in!

  • $514 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Fifth graders are curious, self-motivating, and eager to work. They still have excitement to learn when properly channeled. They have a full range of reading, writing, and math abilities. Once they start to seem themselves as a learner and have a proper, comfortable environment the possibilities are endless. I love their enthusiasm to learn and watching them make connections to the real world!

My class consists of regular education, special education, ESL, and basic skills students.

A majority of my students come from low-income level families. Our school was closed down last year due to mold and the majority of my 16 years of teaching materials were thrown out. I've been able to replace many materials through help from friends and family. Thankfully, our school did reopen on January 2019, and I'm now looking to revamp my classroom setting with flexible seating and creating a warm environment to enhance learning.

My Project

We start off our day with a morning meeting. I fully believe in a responsive classroom where socialization is just as important as academics! Due to the past mold problem, our once carpeted room is now a cold tile floor.

Help us to have a space to sit comfortably within the classroom to greet each other in fun ways, to share with the class once a week to foster a school-home connection and a place where we can play games and learn to come together as a community of learners.

Flexible seating gives students an option to work comfortably around the room engaging in the activity with peers or by themselves. My students need cushions and stools. Studies show the most meaningful learning happens through collaboration.

Mrs. Hoerster
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE160-32A Color Rings Black (Seats 20) Children's Classroom Seating Rug, Rectangle, 5'10"x8'4" • Amazon Business $201.28 1 $201.28
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Square, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $70.41 2 $140.82
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.37 1 $58.37

Materials cost

$400.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.03

Total project goal

$513.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.51

10 Donors

-$313.51

Donations toward project cost

-$266.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.03

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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