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

Literature Jenga

Help me give my students an opportunity to discuss literature in a low-stakes setting by creating a comfortable space with bean bags and pillow cushions, so they can play literature Jenga.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

Many students in my classroom come in saying they have difficulty reviewing a novel before a major test or essay because they lack communication skills.

My students attend a Title 1 high school and more than 80% of our students have free and reduced lunch. Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go. We just need your help in getting everything through our door! The bean bag and floor cushions will be placed in the back of the classroom and used as a gathering place during mini-lessons and review sessions. The Jenga blocks will be altered by me. I will write literature focus questions on all the blocks to create a low stakes opportunity for my students to discuss their readings. The sticky notes will be used by the students, so that they may create annotations of major symbols, themes, events, and it will also help them track a character's development. The chart paper will be used to create anchor charts that reflect the discussions we have during our review sessions.

The donations to this project will help improve my students' understanding of literature.

By implementing a low stakes discussion session, my students will begin to see themselves as true readers. We will use these materials to aide us in the process of becoming life-long readers and writers.

Mrs. Nunez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HIGOGOGO Solid Square Seat Cushion, Tufted Thicken Pillow Seat Corduroy Chair Pad Tatami Floor Cushion for Yoga Meditation Living Room Balcony Office Outdoor, Grey, 22x22 Inch • Amazon Business $36.89 2 $73.78
LX9990 - White Butcher Paper Roll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.99 1 $64.99
Big Joe Lux 7690OWL Wild Bunch Owl, Super Soft Plush Bean Bag, • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.19 6 $43.14
Ornavo Home Foldable Tufted Linen Storage Ottoman Square Cube Foot Rest Stool/Seat - 15" x 15" x 15" (Black) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Sauder 420274 North Avenue Side table, L: 15.51" x W: 15.51" x H: 20.00", Charter Oak finish • Amazon Business $28.14 1 $28.14
4A Sticky Notes,2 x 2 Inches,Small Size,Neon Assorted,8 Colors,Self-Stick Notes,100 Sheets/Pad,8 Pads/Pack,4A 2028-N • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
WINOMO Round Floor Pillow Cushion Cotton Linen Pouf Seat Cushion Yoga Window Tatami Home Office Pad(Gray) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$337.96

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$30.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.34

Total project goal

$482.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.28

3 Donors

-$252.00

Donations toward project cost

-$217.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$225.87

Match offers toward project cost

-$191.99

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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