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Ms. Coates from Moses Lake WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Reading Fun Again!

Help me give my students a cozy, comfortable place to enjoy a book!

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a tremendous group of inquisitive, excited learners! We are a Title 1/High poverty school (76.2%) of almost 500 students.

I really want to encourage them by showing them that reading isn't just another assignment or another piece of homework to trudge through.

I want to show them that reading can be enjoyable and fun!

One of the ways I want to do this is by making it comfortable! A hard plastic chair isn't very conducive to relaxing reading.

I'm trying to make the library a warm, welcoming place, a place of exploration and discovery.

My Project

It's very hard to get comfy in a hard plastic chair. Imagine trying to read a good book that way! I'm asking for these floor cushions to make a soft, cozy reading spot to encourage students to delve into books and encourage reading for fun!

One of the ways I hope to accomplish that is by giving them a comfortable place to read!

They spend most of their day at a desk, and I'd like the library to be different.

I chose these cushions because of their calming colors and easy to clean. My students will use these to sit comfortably on the floor around the library.

Ms. Coates
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 448 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 6 $299.94

Materials cost

$299.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.65

Total project goal

$424.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.33

5 Donors

-$424.33

Donations toward project cost

-$360.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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