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Mrs. Franco from Granada Hills CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hardworking Scholars Need Soft Spaces

My students need a variety of comfy and safe places to work independently and be productive scholars.

  • $697 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a small community that strives for the ultimate success of the students. Many of the students are in the low economic situations and having a safe, comfortable space at school will add to their sense of security.

Our school recently became a full STEAM school but lacks enough resources for our low-income students.

Some do not come to school with the tools needed for success. They see the school as their second home and have a great respect for their school and community.

My Project

These additions to our class will enhance what is taking place already at a greater scale. My students have a couch and a beanbag currently and are the go-to "popular" areas for independent work.

They have shown to be more independent and productive when finding their own spaces when given the option other than the traditional desks.

The addition of these pieces will also offer more options for my larger class so that this " home away from home" becomes their space to explore and learn and laying more foundation for independence while adjusting to each child's need and preference.

Lap boards and cushions provide spaces for those that enjoy working on the floor and still be able to produce neat work and find comfort. Many of kids work best standing up, so the bar table would be a perfect place to be productive without taking up too much room. The rug and coffee table would provide a low table with comfortable flooring for students to gather and work on projects. Rounding it off is a great place to read a good book and collaborating on group projects, a couch. If these pieces sound like something that belongs in a home, they are. My classroom is my student/s second home and I want it to become the environment where they can take ownership and work in a welcoming ambiance.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 62 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brand New World Modern Casual Enviro-Child Upholstery Sofa - Sage • Amazon Business $165.09 1 $165.09
Winsome Obsidian High Table Square Black Mdf Top with Black Leg And Base • Amazon Business $66.53 2 $133.06
Pacific Play Tents Go Anywhere Teacher Chair - Green • Amazon Business $31.10 2 $62.20
Urban Shop Microsuede Saucer Chair, Black • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Aqua Sky (Fits upto 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
DHP Parsons Modern Coffee Table, Black Wood Grain • Amazon Business $27.27 1 $27.27
My Comfy Table • Amazon Business $25.53 1 $25.53
LOCHAS Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Decor Nursery Rugs 4 Feet by 5.3 Feet (Gray-Purple) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49

Materials cost

$507.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.41

Total project goal

$696.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.08

2 Donors

-$696.08

Donations toward project cost

-$591.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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