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Mrs. Boyer from Lumber Bridge NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Memories in a Cozy Class!

My students need comfy floor seats and pillows to maximize their learning in a flexible seating environment. Clipboards will be utilized when they do not sit at a table or desk.

  • $656 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Growing up as an educator’s daughter fostered my love of learning and the desire to become a teacher. I was raised in a rural district, but the type of education each student received dramatically differed depending on where they live and the type of family they were born into. My district happens to be one of those where most students come from broken homes. I currently teach in a rural NC district with nearly 80% of students receiving free breakfast/lunch.

In order to help students fall in love with learning, we must first give them a place where they are comfortable.

My hope is to provide my students with the tools and skills that they will need to be successful in their educational journey.

My Project

For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be moving into a portable classroom, separated from the building. I want to make this space as comfortable as possible, and a place where students feel that they can learn. Having flexible seating will give my students the opportunity to sit, lay, stand or whatever will make them comfortable in order to increase their learning and attention. Flexible seating can come in many ways: yoga balls to allow cushion and the chance to roll at their desk; pillows to sit or lay on for extra cushion and comfort.

I want my students to take responsibility of their learning.

There are many resources today that I was not exposed to as an elementary student years ago, and I can honestly say that flexible seating would have supported myself and fellow students in achieving our goals. These students need a “home away from home”, and a place where they are comfortable and ready to learn. I want our classroom to be a place that they never want leave and get excited to come to each and every day.

For my project, I would like a reading rug for a designated reading area. Here I will put the calming color pillows to create a cozy space to curl up with a book! The flex-space floor seats can be used throughout the room and provide an alternative seat during instruction and independent time. When students aren’t using desks, clipboards will be used instead.

I have seen how choice can positively affect other students’ work and demeanor through watching other classes, and I hope that these options will help us grow!

Mrs. Boyer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH188 - Reading Corner Classroom Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
LC199 - Calming Colors® Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Adorox Set of 12 Standard Size Clipboards Clear Colorful Transparent Mix Assorted Colors (Multicolored 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$481.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$556.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.26

Total project goal

$655.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$655.04

12 Donors

-$513.95

Donations toward project cost

-$448.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.09

Matching donations from our partners

-$126.98

Match offers toward project cost

-$107.93

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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