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Ms. Ray from Chico CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Kick Off My 4th Grade Year!

Help me give my students books for our classroom library and the necessary materials to create the warm and welcoming classroom that I know we can have.

  • $1,170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth graders are eager students who are excited about school and they want to continue their learning skills. Our school is a Title 1 school with over 650 students attending it. As a Title 1 school, there is not enough money in our budget for many additional materials for the classroom. Many teachers end up using their own personal money to purchase these items. Many of our students have experienced trauma in their lives, for some school is the only normal they know.

My Project

I would like to purchase for my class books that are at my students reading level, help foster their learning and to get my students excited about reading. Coming from being a first grade teacher, I really need to build up my intermediate classroom library. The district provides money for textbooks, but does not supply funds for additional reading material.

Additionally, I would like to provide my students with flexible seating options to give them a sense of calm and reassurance.

The wobble seats and yoga ball allow them to choose a type of learning that is best for them and provides them with a sense of community (not having a specific "my desk" or "my area"). My students and I thank you so much for your consideration.

Ms. Ray
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $62.50 7 $437.50
Who Was...? Children’s Biography Series Set of 12 books • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Dork Diaries Rachel Renee Russell Collection 12 Books Set Puppy Love, Drama Quee • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Big Nate Series Collection Lincoln Peirce 6 Books Box Set Gift Pack (Big Nate on a Roll, Goes for Broke, the Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, Flips Out, in the Zone) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $36.34 1 $36.34
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set (Mystery of the UFO, Mystery of the Monster Movie, Ghostly Mystery, First Day • Amazon Business $34.43 1 $34.43
Trideer Ball Chair, Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base & Resistance Bands for Home and Office Desk, Flexible Ball Seat with Pump, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Silver, 65cm) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hatchet • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The View from Saturday • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44

Materials cost

$862.30

Vendor shipping charges

$9.97

State sales tax

$78.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$994.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.43

Total project goal

$1,169.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,169.53

8 Donors

-$814.00

Donations toward project cost

-$723.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$318.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$270.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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