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Mrs. Ocampo from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfy and Cozy for Reading and Writing Workshop

My students need a classroom carpet and some bean bag chairs to introduce flex seating.

  • $843 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school strives to develop students who can participate in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Every teacher in our school works with students to maximize their academic growth while validating their individuality.

The amazing learners in our school are empathetic, motivated and make our neighborhood community complete.

They strive to make themselves and their families proud through their hard work. These students are conquerors of any challenge they face, and they deserve a classroom that can serve as a second home during the school year.

My Project

I would like to start by saying how lucky I am to be in the position that I am in! I was originally hired by my current school to be a substitute who covered for some teachers' maternity leaves. In this case, I'd be using the resources in the teachers' classrooms. However, I was recently hired on as a full time, 5th grade teacher. I am very excited, but need your help on making our classroom a comfortable place for these amazing 5th graders!

Our classroom community is in need of a big, comfy rug where the whole class can come together and do their best learning.

A lot of instruction is done workshop style, where students come together as a whole class for a mini lesson, before completing independent practice. A rug would provide a space where students can meet together, free of distractions, and collaborate with one another.

The community of fifth grade students that I will be walking, will also be in need of some starter, flexible seating options. Educational research has shown that there is growth in student learning when they have a) freedom and autonomy within a classroom and b) multiple options to find a work space that fits best for them. The bean bag chairs would give our classroom community a great introduction to flexible seating, and provide a new option of workspace for students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC860 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC574RG - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - 41" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC574BU - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - 41" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC574GR - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - 41" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$676.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$716.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.38

Total project goal

$842.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$842.52

5 Donors

-$396.84

Donations toward project cost

-$337.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.53

Matching donations from our partners

-$445.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$378.83

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.85

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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