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Mrs. Ritter from Topeka KS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivation and Engagement: Please Apply Here

My students need flexible seating options that help keep their minds focused and alert while increasing oxygen flow to the brain and blood flow to the core.

  • $858 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You learn something every day if you pay attention." - Ray LeBlond

The students at our small Topeka school are highly motivated, amazing kiddos that should be celebrated!

They work hard, play hard- and I believe they are most deserving of something special to look forward to when they walk through the doors in August. Our students have worked hard to win the National School of Character award and I feel like it is time to give something back!

Our students are dedicated to making our school a safer, friendlier environment that invites people of all ages to become educated, inspired and empowered citizens.

My Project

Flexible seating offers many benefits to the ever-changing classroom. Students have a directed choice, there is an increase in physical health and an increased sense of community and collaboration. Each table in my classroom will have a different seating option, allowing students to choose how they are most comfortable while learning.

My hope is that the room will become “ours” instead of “mine,” and will give my students a sense of ownership and enabled them to become invested in their own education.

The lap desks, balance disks, and tall stools will help to create a more active, engaged, enthusiastic and relaxed room for students to look forward to coming to every day. The drawer towers will be essential for students to house their supplies in the non-traditional classroom setting.

Students learn better when they have opportunities to learn together. I want to create an environment that invites students to collaborate and communicate effectively with one another.

Mrs. Ritter
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions with Cart for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Square, Red (8-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $131.55 1 $131.55
Muscle Rack PDT3 3 Drawer Tower, Black Frame with Clear Drawers • Amazon Business $13.98 8 $111.84
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Gaiam 05-61636 Balance Disc, Grey • Amazon Business $21.98 4 $87.92
Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools With Back,Set of 2,Counter Height Swivel Stool by Leopard (Black) • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
Gaiam Balance Ball Stability Ring, Grey • Amazon Business $16.98 4 $67.92
Norwood Commercial Furniture 3-Leg Plastic Stack Stools w/Aluminum Legs, Red/Orange/Green/Black, NOR-OAH1000AC (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $61.25 1 $61.25

Materials cost

$643.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$728.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.56

Total project goal

$857.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$857.04

7 Donors

-$768.00

Donations toward project cost

-$667.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.20

match offer

-$71.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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