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Ms. Sterczala from Worcester MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Area

Help me give my students materials for guided reading groups! The stools will ensure a more safe, fun, and welcoming area for students to gather.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 8-9 year olds in a third grade classroom in Worcester, MA, and come from very diverse backgrounds. Our school is located in a low income population, and many students are English Language Learners. Every day, my students come in excited and ready to learn. They are curious about the world around them, and persevere through challenges and hardships to try their best.

Third grade is a transformative year where many students learn how to become independent as writers, readers, lifetime learners.

My students are eager to learn everyday, and deserve to have a classroom filled with materials that foster their love for learning and exploration.

My Project

The materials involved in this project will go towards creating a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for our guided reading.

The stools will create a kid-friendly environment for students, while being easily stack-able and usable for other activities or gatherings.

I have been trying to implement more seating options for my students to ensure that their needs are met.

The copy paper will keep us fully supplied for printing class copies of activities, assignments, homework, and hard copy of readings. We also use copy paper for free writing, or annotating our readings and articles during writing time. Thank you for your donations!

Ms. Sterczala
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 $59.99 1 $59.99
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$109.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.99

Total project goal

$166.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.61

1 Donor

-$112.00

Donations toward project cost

-$95.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.80

match offer

-$54.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.19

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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