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Ms. Russo from Staten Island NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Create an Exciting and Comfortable Place to Learn!

My students need an environment where they are most comfortable. Flexible seating helps to create a setting that will maximize their learning.

  • $1,181 goal

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My Students

I work in a New York City public school in Staten Island. My 205 students are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. These motivated students have various levels and learning styles which at times, makes it very challenging to get through to each of them. The levels of learners range from special education students to honors level students. My goal is to help the struggling students as well as provide enrichment to the students who perform at higher levels. Despite their differences, they are all eager to learn and they are the reason I LOVE coming to work each and every day!

My Project

After much research on flexible seating I realized it is the best setting for my students! Students can learn best in a comfortable relaxing environment. Most of our lessons are completed online. The great part about this- you can bring the laptop anywhere! Over to a beanbag chair, a high table overlooking the park, cozy saucer chairs, rolling stools around the large table- wherever you choose!

I want to create a space the students can't wait to go to.

They are in my room 45 minutes a day. The curriculum is rigorous and the kids work extremely hard. This relaxed setting will ease some of the pressure put on them.

The chromebook will help start our upcoming project of online publishing where students will use Google Classroom to create websites, slides or a newsletter.

Ms. Russo
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linon Tavern Collection 3-Piece Table Set • Amazon Business $108.13 3 $324.39
Acer R11 11.6" Convertible HD IPS Touchscreen Chromebook, Intel Celeron Dual Core up to 2.48GHz, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, Webcam, Chrome OS (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $249.75 1 $249.75
RFIVER Relief Hydraulic Well Medical Spa Ergonomic Works Drafting Stool with wheels in Black SC1002B • Amazon Business $27.99 8 $223.92
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Multiport USB Charging Station Dock - iForway Desktop 8 Ports Charging Station Multiple Devices Organizer Quick Charger Stand with PD Type-C for New Macbook iPhone iPad Cell Phone Tablets (White) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Acanva Hypoallergenic Pillow Insert Form Cushion, Square, 18" L x 18" W, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $25.81 1 $25.81
Geography Theme Throw Pillow Covers - Wonder4 Home Decorative Map Art Throw Pillow Cases Couch Covers Decoration,2X Maps +1x Compass + 1x Navigation Compass 18 X 18 Inch for Home Sofa Bedding Set of 4 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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