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Mrs. Casallas-Duffer from Los Angeles CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It’s OK To Not Sit At Your Desk!

My students need four Comfy Floor Seats so they can be offered an alternative to sitting at a desk.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school's mission is to be "college ready, college bound". I have an eager, curious, and a rambunctious group of Transitional and older Kindergarten students. About 20% have not attended pre-school as it is not universally accessible in our community. Some come from daycare. Others come from Headstart and similar programs in the neighborhood. Almost all of them are English Language Learners. Many are coming in with a million word gap, underdeveloped fine and gross motor skills, and based on our beginning of the year assessments in August, only 20 % are able to identify all the letters and their sounds. It is truly amazing to see their transformation in ten school months.

Our school uses a Balanced Literacy approach....that means no scripted curriculum.

This is wonderful as I get to tailor instruction based on my students' needs. This can also be tricky as I need a variety of books and materials that are at their level. For some, this means they are ready to read. For others that means they need picture books with no words....known as wordless books.

My Project

Have you ever seen a kindergartner fall out of their chair? I have....lots of times. Typically, if a kindergartner's feet do not touch the floor while they are in their chair they are working really hard to get their center of balance and this means if they’re not focused on learning. Instead, they are trying really hard to stay in the chair.

This project requests four Comfy Floor Seats.

I want to provide this comfortable flexible seating so that my students have the proper posture for their back and an alternative place to work from the hustle and bustle of a busy class.

Mrs. Casallas-Duffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96

Materials cost

$199.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.34

Total project goal

$295.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.60

2 Donors

-$205.69

Donations toward project cost

-$180.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.85

match offer

-$82.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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