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Mrs. Bakken from North St Paul MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Spaces for EVERY Learner

Help me give my students more flexible seating and learning options to allow for more choice in learning spaces within our classroom.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are wonderfully diverse learners from many different backgrounds, family structures, and socioeconomic levels. We work hard, every day! If you asked a student to describe our school they would likely say that it is a welcome place where the teachers and staff love each student and the unique gifts that each brings to the community. More than 70% of our students receive free or reduced meals and need different support programs to meet their basic needs. Even with these potential barriers, they rise above them and thrive in the learning environment we have so carefully created.

My Project

Students work best when their physical comfort needs are met. By making many different seating options and learning spaces available around the classroom, students have a choice of where and how they will work. By being physically comfortable, they stay on task for longer periods of time. Some examples of these flexible seating options are lap desks for students to use while sitting on the floor; stools without backs for students who need to move more but be seated while working; support pillows for students who like to lean against a wall to be comfortable while working; and the list goes on!

This application has been approved by School District 622.

Mrs. Bakken
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BEANBAG CHAIR CHILD SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $34.27 3 $102.81
Honey Can Do Solid MDF Portable Lap Desks • Staples Advantage $18.86 5 $94.30
STOOL-BLACK PADDED STOOL 18 HEIGHT • School Specialty $29.37 3 $88.11
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
BLACK (BK) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00

Materials cost

$285.22

Vendor shipping charges

$19.09

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.75

Total project goal

$398.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.34

5 Donors

-$348.34

Donations toward project cost

-$296.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.25

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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