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Ms. Whitman from Mesa AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Get STEM and Flexible Seating Materials!

My students need STEM materials (dice, building blocks, construction toys) and flexible seating (stools and cushions) for our room!

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are very energetic little people who come from homes that may not always help them flourish. I want to provide them with a classroom they can come to and feel at ease and excited to learn each day!

Our school is a title one school.

We provide many kids with everything they need each day including backpacks, shoes, clothes, and food. I want to take things further than just meeting their basic needs and provide them a classroom full of fun and excitement as well.

My Project

This is my second year teaching first grade and I want to make it a fun and exciting year for my kiddos! I want to start each morning on a fun and exciting note with STEM boxes for my students to ease into the day. The magnetic blocks, straw connectors, and interlocking disks, and engineering sets are all materials I plan to use in these boxes. This will allow students to think outside the box and build things

I also want to incorporate more flexible seating with some cushions that can be used around the classroom, some stools for my back table, and "floating shelf" desks.

The brackets will be used with pieces of wood on the walls as the “floating desks” around the room. These will be perfect spots during daily 5 for laptops, reading, or working on writing.

The grey pocket organizer will be used to hold our individual ear buds for times when we have access to the computer cart or do our NWEA testing. The black pocket chart will be used to display our daily schedule. Our math curriculum is awesome and incorporates many hands on games into learning the concepts and the dice will be used to help children play these games in their table groups or with partners.

Please help me make my classroom a place my kids are excited to come and learn in every day!

Ms. Whitman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $48.15 2 $96.30
Fellowes 25041 Literature Organizer - 24 Compartment, Letter, Dove Gray • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Set Of 4 Seat Chair Pads And Cushions With Ties On Down Backs Non Slip - Ultra Soft Breathable Insert Washable With Zippers Slipcover, Seat Cushion For Kitchen, Office, Dining, Patio, Dorm, Chair Grip • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Shelf Brackets White 8 x 10 inch Pack of 10 Wall L-Bracket Supports for Hanging DIY Shelves Metal Steel Heavy Duty Strength 52lbs • Amazon Business $26.79 1 $26.79
Engineering Construction Toy Set | 62 PC Gear and Building Block Set That Promotes STEM Learning, Educational Toys for Kids Ages 3, 4, 5+ • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Elongdi 130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Daily Schedule Pocket Chart, Black Class Schedule with 26 Cards, 13+1 Pockets. 13 colored + 13 blank double-sided reusable Cards, Easy Over-door Mountings included. (13” x 36”) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Caveen Classroom Pocket Chart Sundries Closet Pocket Chart for Cell Phones Holder Wall Door Hanging Organizer (25 Pockets) Blue • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Big Foam Dices - Pack Of 12 - 1.5" Square, Assorted Colors - Great For Playing Games - For Kids Boys And Girls Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize, Piñata Fillers - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$330.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.62

Total project goal

$457.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.44

5 Donors

-$303.72

Donations toward project cost

-$258.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.56

match offer

-$153.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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