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Mrs. Cusmano from Stratford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Innovation in Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating to meet their unique learning needs.

  • $910 goal

This project expired on October 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love that my students are kind and caring to one another. They are always willing to help out a friend. I noticed that when my students are allowed to work in partnerships or small groups, they do their best learning and thinking.

I would love to expand their learning needs by creating an environment with flexible seating in our classroom.

My students enjoy working around the room in all subject areas and often they are not likely to sit at a traditional desk and chair combination.

My Project

As we teach our students 21st century skills, it is imperative that they have 21st century seating. With flexible space, students can determine their most comfortable spot for learning and practicing skills.

Flexible seating allows students to decide how they will learn best.

Some students enjoy sitting on the floor on a comfy pillow, while others succeed sitting at a traditional desk and chair. Recently, I had a student who liked to stand while listening to lessons. My goal is to provide my students with all kinds of seating options so that they can do their best innovative thinking. I plan to find stools, cushions, yoga balls, and more to accommodate my students' flexible seating arrangements.

Mrs. Cusmano
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC680 - Flex-Space Round Floor Table - 42" Diameter • Lakeshore Learning Materials $259.00 1 $259.00
Correll CST2024-07 - Adjustable Standing Height Table/Work Station, 20"x24", Black Granite, Adjusts from 34" - 42", Perfect for Sitting or Standing • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Girls Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion, for a Reading Nook, Bed Room, or Watching TV. Softer and More Plush Than Area Rug or Foam Mat. 20" Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Girls Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion, for a Reading Nook, Bed Room, or Watching TV. Softer and More Plush Than Area Rug or Foam Mat. 20" Hot Pink • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
American Furniture Alliance Wetlook Bean Bag Jr Child, Neon • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Big Joe Cuddle Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $26.90 1 $26.90
Alta Kiddo Bean Bag Lounge Chair for Young Kids/Children. (COVER ONLY) Made Stain and Water Resistant for Indoor and Outdoor Use. 17.71" x 21.65" Black • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Alta Kiddo Beanbags (COVER ONLY) 21.5 x 19.6 Inches Yellow • Amazon Business $18.46 1 $18.46
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Green, 25.6" • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Kids Chair Vickeylla Inflatable Stool Fruit Design Kids Stool for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Portable Folding Children Chair Sofa Bean Bag Chair for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$731.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$772.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.40

Total project goal

$909.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$909.32

14 Donors

-$649.02

Donations toward project cost

-$556.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.85

match offer

-$255.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$216.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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