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Mrs. Willison from Orange TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gettin' Comfy and Cozy in Mrs. Willison's Room

My students need alternate seating in our new classroom. We will be in portable buildings and our new seating will be limited. All of these items will help to accommodate all types of learners!

  • $564 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 3rd grade teacher of Math and Science in a small community near Orange, Texas. Our community was devastated by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Our home school is currently down to the studs, and we have portable buildings in place for our students to move into at any time. Most of our students have been relocated and housed due to extensive flooding in their homes. Most are living with relatives, friends, or in small campers in their yards while the clean up and rehabilitation happens.

We are currently on our district's Junior High campus, which has concrete floors and half plastic walls due to flooding.

Our students have fought hard to overcome the tragedies they have faced this year, all while doing so with a smile. They have come out on the other side braver and stronger!

My Project

Our school lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. Before school began, I had purchased many alternate-seating materials, including area rugs. Our students love to sit in different areas in the room based on their learning styles, and the materials being requested will aid in this.

Our new classrooms will be bare, and we will be starting from the floor on up.

We will be in portable buildings any day now, and my goal is to make our classroom as inviting and comfortable as possible, while enriching our learning. The colorful rugs, bean bag chairs, and lap desks will brighten my room and allow for alternate seating to those who wish to take advantage of it. These materials will be used and enjoyed by 35 different students, each with different needs and requirements.

These materials will help our students to feel comfortable, as well as allow them alternate seating than the desks provided. They will be able to sit and work/study on the area rugs, use the bean bag chairs, and also use the lap desks for comfort. Many students have difficulty sitting in a desk, conformed to one area. Alternate seating allows for differentiation in their learning, therefore helping them to be more successful.

Mrs. Willison
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homemusthaves Multi Color Educational Learning Multiplication Division Numbers Boys Girls Kids Children Area Rug Carpet (5'3" x 7'6") • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Mohawk Home Aurora Planets Solar System Colorful Printed Kids Area Rug, 5'x8', Black • Amazon Business $73.89 1 $73.89
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Ocean Blue & White Polka Dots - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Panda Sleep Furniture • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Candy Pink & White Polka Dots - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Panda Sleep Furniture • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Steel Grey - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Indoor Furniture By Panda Sleep • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Radiant Orchid - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Indoor Furniture By Panda Sleep • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$442.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.59

Total project goal

$563.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.95

2 Donors

-$72.49

Donations toward project cost

-$61.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$491.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$417.74

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.72

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$0.00

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