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Ms. Henry from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Our Room a Home!

My students need Milliard reading pillows for independent reading time, Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stools for their book club discussions and Gaiam balancing balls for small group and one-on-one instruction.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a small school with only one to two classes per grade level. My 7th grade homeroom students will spend 3 hours in our room every day and my other classes of 7th and 8th grade will be with me for 90 minutes! This means my Literature classroom will be a home away from home for students. I want to be sure the room is comfortable, colorful and welcoming to each of the diverse individuals coming in every day.

My Project

My students are in a "Small School with Big Dreams" and have become like a family over the course of seven or eight years together. That being said, they'll spend over 90 minutes and up to three hours reading and writing with me every day! Because of this, I want to be sure the classroom in which they are learning is flexible and comfortable, so that we can meet each of their diverse needs. Using flexible seating methods will help to ensure our physical classroom is representative of and facilitates the type of learning we will be doing....learning that meets each student where they are at! Whether they are reading, writing, discussing or creating, students will be able to use the stools, pillows, and balance balls to hunker down and get to work. We will also be doing mindfulness work throughout the day, so flexible seating will support this too!

Ms. Henry
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Reading Pillow with Shredded Memory Foam, Great as Backrest for Books or Gaming - 18x15in (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96

Materials cost

$140.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.54

Total project goal

$203.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.59

3 Donors

-$153.59

Donations toward project cost

-$130.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.04

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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