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Mrs. Willis from Hope AR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Away From Home!

Help me give my students a home like atmosphere to return to school in and continue their learning.

  • $714 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging lessons and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration! After much consideration I have decided to go back to teaching all subjects. I want to transform my classroom so my students in the coming years have a comfortable and inviting classroom and library area they will enjoy using daily.

Teaching in a high poverty district, many of my students' safe haven is school.

I want to provide them with a comfortable classroom setting where they feel at home.

Each year the children in my classroom absolutely love learning. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! These kids are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and looking forward to having a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The comfy floor seats will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Willis
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
Gaming Floor Sofa Adjustable Chair for Adults & Kids – Comfortable Foam Seat & Removable Lounger Cover – Transformable Folding Sleeper Lounge Features 14 Reclining Positions from Flat to 90°,(Gray) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
AmazonBasics 4 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black • Amazon Business $22.49 6 $134.94
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Black • Amazon Business $41.66 2 $83.32
AmazonBasics Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes Organizer with Handles, Black - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $20.02 4 $80.08
Unique Loom Trellis Frieze Collection Lattice Moroccan Geometric Modern Black Area Rug (4' 0 x 6' 0) • Amazon Business $46.73 1 $46.73
Kings Brand Furniture – Whelan Round Metal Side End Accent Table, Green • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$525.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$606.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.98

Total project goal

$713.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$713.22

9 Donors

-$486.75

Donations toward project cost

-$428.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.16

match offer

-$209.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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