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Mrs. Caldwell from Elk Grove CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Choices in the Classroom

My students need a more collaborative learning environment. The students will be able to engage themselves comfortably in the classroom through the use of stools, a couch, and other seating options.

  • $762 goal

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My Students

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

My students are an amazing group of learners.

They are constantly asking great questions and pushing themselves to work to the best of their abilities. I have seen them rise to all of the challenges that I put in front of them and they constantly challenge me to be a more progressive and thoughtful teacher.

My students are thinkers, dreamers, and creators. They come from all backgrounds and bring with them various life stories and experiences. Their uniqueness is what has helped us to create a trusting and loving classroom community.

My Project

I have been slowly adding flexible seating options into my classroom this year. My students love being able to make their own responsible choices when it comes to sitting where they learn best. Right now, I have very limited options and I would like to offer my students more choices in the classroom. I envision the students collaborating in the center of our room around a table or sitting on a couch. The futon will provide another comfortable seating option for my students. They can also sit on the rug in small group collaboration or when working independently. The futon and rug will be in the center of my classroom and serve as the "hub" for instruction. Having more options in the classroom like the futon, rug, stools, etc., will make the classroom feel more inviting. I want my students to feel comfortable and focused when in the classroom learning environment. I can see my students enjoying learning around the room without feeling constrained to their desks. My students get excited about learning and they show their excitement through movement.

They need...CHOICES!

CHOICES! CHOICES! I want my students to feel comfortable in the classroom. Sitting in a desk all day is hard! This is why I would like to give them stools to sit on while they are at my standing desks, or moon chairs to sit in so that they can be comfortable working on the floor. The students will need the book bins to store all of their supplies since they will not have a traditional desk. And what student wouldn't love sitting on a couch or on a nice carpet in their classroom while reading about explorers!

Mrs. Caldwell
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP 8-inch Independently Encased Coil Futon Mattress with CertiPUR-US certified foam, Full Size, Grey • Amazon Business $123.86 1 $123.86
DHP Henley Metal Arm Futon Frame, Industrial Loft Design, Converts to Sleeper, Black Sturdy Metal • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Buschman Set of Four Gray 24 Inches Counter High Tolix-Style Metal Bar Stools, Indoor/Outdoor, Stackable • Amazon Business $102.00 1 $102.00
LandTrip Oversized Large Folding Saucer Moon Chair Corduroy Round Seat Living Room • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $17.25 5 $86.25
Ottomanson Paterson Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug, 5'3"x7'0", Grey • Amazon Business $35.63 1 $35.63

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