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Ms. Katina. Rhue-Blackmon from Columbia SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Have a Seat, Please

Help me give my students additional flexible seating to include added floor chairs and bean bags.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

On any day you can walk into our classroom and find children on the carpet, under desks, in the class library, or in the corner near the window. Initially, I thought that allowing my students to sit somewhere other than their desk would be chaos. Boy was I wrong! Instead, my students were more engaged and the quality of their work improved. There was almost something magical that happened once they were untethered from the desks. Where once there were indifferent students, I had active, responsible learners. It changed the way I taught, making me a better teacher. The growth was tremendous. People said that we couldn't do it; we did! Despite their lack of experiences, despite their socioeconomic status, despite a lack of resources our students are showing that given the opportunity, they can soar. I'm excited about the possibilities for student learning in this new year. It's going to be amazi!

My Project

Floor chairs and bean bags would be a great addition to our classroom. We were so very, very fortunate to receive funding to purchase flexible seating at the start of the school year. Each day my students rush in to stake a claim to a floor chair or an exercise ball. I'd like to purchase additional floor chairs and bean bags in order to give every member of our classroom community the opportunity to sit comfortably as they learn. Flexible learning environments have been shown to increase student engagement and productivity. Additional seating will further that goal by allowing greater choice in seating and seating areas.

Ms. Katina. Rhue-Blackmon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC573GR - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

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