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Mrs. Crump from Clearfield UT is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Home Away From Home Classroom

Help me give my students comfy seats and a warming reading nook filled with new books.

  • $993 goal

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My Students

My elementary school services a nearby military base. 95 percent of the students are military dependent attend the school for an average of 2.5 years. Throughout the year, students are constantly moving in an out. This year, I have gained five students, and lost three others. The transience of the school can be challenging, but is ultimately what makes the school so unique.

My students have lived all over the United States, and many of them have lived in other countries.

Sometimes this can create gaps in student learning as standards differ. While we have measures in place to make this transition easier, these gaps have been especially present the last two years because of COVID-19. Because each state took a different approach at how to handle the pandemic, my students have had all kinds of different learning experiences. Whether they were virtual, in person, or anything in between, it has been difficult for all of them to adjust to being back in the classroom. That being said, we are still doing everything we can to give our students a safe and fun learning environment at our school.

My Project

Because of hybrid and virtual learning, many of my students are accustomed to sitting on the couch or their bed while they are doing their school-work. Right now, my classroom has old, metal chairs and I often notice my students squirming around trying to get comfortable. They will also take any opportunity to sit on the floor around the classroom, especially in our reading corner. When I asked my students what I could do to help them learn better, many of them requested more comfortable seating options such as cushions and pillows.

Comfortable seating options would allow my students to feel good physically and mentally as they are able to concentrate better and feel more at home in the classroom.

Because of the COVID-19, my students have not spent nearly as much time at school as 3rd graders would have pre-pandemic. This transition back to "normal" school hours has been difficult for many of them, and an added measure of comfort and "home-y-ness" would help continue to aid them in this transition.

Having comfortable seating options in my classroom would provide my students the opportunity to recognize how they learn the best. Some of them may like having a cushion on their desk chair. Others may enjoy a cozy beanbag to silently read a book. It will also help them learn independence and self-control as they advance to fourth grade which has full flexible seating. These may not seem like a big deal to some, but school can be difficult and uncomfortable in may ways. However, the chair that students sit on, should not be one of those ways.

Mrs. Crump
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Hippo Kids Chair Pads with Ties Sandwich Mesh Fabric Chair Cushion Nonslip Square Seat Cushion Memory Foam Cushion for Kids Chair /School Chair/Wood Chairs,12"x12"(Black, 1 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 10 $139.90
Big Hippo Kids Chair Pads Breathable Sandwich Mesh Chair Cushion Nonslip Back Square Seat Cushion Memory Foam Pads with Ties for School Chair/Wood Chairs,12"x12"(Gray, 1 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.58 8 $92.64
Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion - Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids(Multiple Colors), Core Balance Disc (Extra Thick), Flexible Seating for All Age(Office & School & Home) • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Stretchy Resistance Toy for Kids 10 Pack Bounce Kick & Stretch Your Feet for ADHD ADD Autism & Poor Concentration Improve Classroom Focus Ameliorate Sensory Input (10 Count (Pack of 1)) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $59.26 1 $59.26
nuLOOM Arlena Vintage Area Rug, 4' x 6', Black • Amazon Business $57.84 1 $57.84
HYSEAS Decorative Round Throw Pillow, 3D Digital Print Comfortable Kids Funny Cute Wood Log Pillow Circle Seating Floor Cushion for Home, Couch, Sofa, Bedroom, Living Room Decor, Green Stump • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $45.76 1 $45.76
Geronimo Stilton: 10 Book Collection (Series 1) • Amazon Business $45.17 1 $45.17
Posh Creations Bean Bag Chair for Kids, Teens, and Adults Includes Removable and Machine Washable Cover, 27in - Medium, Canvas Coloring Fabric - Fun Creatures • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
The Judy Moody Most Mood-tastic Collection Ever: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Posh Creations Bean Bag Chair for Kids, Teens, and Adults Includes Removable and Machine Washable Cover, 27in - Medium, Canvas White Dandelions on Gray • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Phantoscope 18 x 18 Pillow Inserts, Set of 4 Hypoallergenic Square Form Decorative Throw Pillow Inserts Couch Sham Cushion Stuffer - 18 inches • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
All Smiles Plants Summmer Outdoor Throw Pillow Covers for Patio Furniture Garden Bench Porch Spring Green Decorative Cushion Cases Home Decor 16x16 Set of 4 Couch Sofa Accent Pillowcases Indoor • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

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