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Ms. G. from Durham NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literary Loungers

Help me give my students Back Jack chairs to encourage them to become literary loungers in our class reading center.

  • $669 goal

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My Students

This project is designed for seventh grade honors and standard students of Durham School of the Arts. DSA is a magnet school with a focus in the arts and academics. I teach seventh grade Language Arts and remediate in reading. Each year we have a team of 100 or more seventh grade students. The team is heterogeneous, including students with English as a second language, regular students, and Academically gifted students. The reading levels range from first grade level to tenth grade level.

Over the years I have documented a downward trend in time students spend reading.

The struggling readers are not in the habit of reading; they frequently do not have the resources or the support to read at home. Furthermore, the honor students have full schedules and many additional digital distractions that did not exist in the past. Therefore, I am working on a project to encourage students to spend more time reading. I am encouraging more reading in the classroom.

My Project

In my class room I am continually working on creating a fun space for reading. I have large rugs and I would love to add the Back Jack chairs for students to really get settled to read. The rug with chairs area is right next to the class library where students can select a good book.

Creating a special reading and lounging space will motivate the reluctant readers.

While some students are lounging on the rug reading, I am conferencing with other students about their reading skills and goals. Then we will rotate the loungers and conference students. I am really looking forward to being able to add special loungers to our reading center.

Ms. G.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Tuff Duck Material) (Black) • Amazon Business $49.21 10 $492.10

Materials cost

$492.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$567.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.21

Total project goal

$668.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$668.07

8 Donors

-$505.42

Donations toward project cost

-$444.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.81

Matching donations from our partners

-$145.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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