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Mrs. de Leon from Orange CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfy and Cozy With Books

Help me give my students comfy chairs so that they have a more comfortable place to enjoy reading books.

  • $611 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school where nearly 80% of students receive free or reduced lunch and nearly 60% of students are English Language Learners. We are a small school of less than 500 students. As a result, we are a close knit community. My students love to learn and are eager to do their best to succeed and grow. Despite the many difficulties that exist for our families, they are able to turn them into hurdles instead of obstacles.

My Project

Kindergarten year is the year many students become independent readers. It is the year that they form their opinion of reading, is this something that is fun and enjoyable? One way to help students see that reading is fun and enjoyable is to make it fun and enjoyable! The best way to accomplish this is by offering a reading corner that is welcoming and comfortable. During Daily 5 students can choose to read to themselves. However, the reading corner where students read by themselves, currently is not very appealing. This makes it hard to encourage students to choose "reading to themselves", even though it is crucial that they do every day!

My students spend enough time sitting in stiff chairs and on the hard, cold floor.

Not to mention it can be very uncomfortable. Neither of these options are ideal for blossoming readers. It would be so inviting and appealing to have comfortable chairs and other seating options to curl up on while enjoying a book. Reading to themselves is their chance to choose a comfortable spot anywhere around the room where they can cozy up with a good book. I want to foster a love of reading in my students. With your help I can do this and in no time they will be flocking to the reading corner to read.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast has generously awarded our school a Collective Impact Grant, which will match dollar for dollar all funds raised through DonorsChoose.org for a maximum of $2,500 per school. This matching grant means we can double your donation and make our funds go even further!

Mrs. de Leon
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF682RD - Easy-Clean Comfy Chair - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 2 $398.00
DD371YE - Soft Seat - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
DD371RD - Soft Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98

Materials cost

$441.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$519.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.59

Total project goal

$610.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$610.62

4 Donors

-$291.64

Donations toward project cost

-$281.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$279.87

Match offers toward project cost

-$237.89

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.11

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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