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Ms. Parris from Memphis TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning a Latte in the ELA Cafe!!!

Help me give my students flexible seating options to help maximize their learning. This includes, bean bag chairs, stability balls, and two cafe style tables for collaborative work.

  • $540 goal

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My Students

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools strives to serve communities that have the most need and in Memphis that means majority black and brown students who don’t typically have the same economic and academic opportunities as their more privileged counterparts. I also know, after conversations with their previous teachers, that many of my students will come to me reading well below grade level, and my task before I teach a single thing is to motivate them.

I want my classroom to be a space that is inspiring and encouraging for all KIPPsters.

While my kiddos may struggle academically, I want them to feel motivated to take charge of their own learning the moment they step into our classroom. In order to do this, I need the resources to create a space for learning that allows opportunities for both individual and whole group expression of our classroom learning styles. With this in mind, I’d like to purchase the resources to create flexible seating in my classroom. This will accommodate for my students’ individual learning preferences and help them set and obtain their academic goals.

My Project

The theme for my classroom this school year is the "Starbooks ELA Cafe". I want to transform my classroom space into a laid back atmosphere that has student learning and choice at the forefront of the set up. In order to ensure students are learning at a pace and position that is comfortable for them and compatible with their learning styles I am creating a flexible seating hybrid model. This will allow students to select (when appropriate) the type of seating option that allows them to complete their best work. In order for this to happen I need several seating options outside of traditional desks.

Ms. Parris
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Charcoal 3' • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Winsome 20331 Obsidian Pub Table Set, 1, Black • Amazon Business $116.27 1 $116.27
Winsome 20331 Obsidian Pub Table Set, 1, Black • Amazon Business $116.17 1 $116.17
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball, Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom (Satisfaction Guarantee), Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball, Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom (Satisfaction Guarantee), Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96

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