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Mrs. Rao from Fremont CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivational Seating Choice

My students need furniture and seating options for flexible seating, which is the new norm.

  • $2,399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a multicultural community in Fremont, CA, where many of our students are children of immigrants. This naturally shapes their experience in the education system of the United States. They are uniquely equipped to go into the world as the confluence of global values and learning. Their enthusiasm and drive is endless. Creative, curious and resourceful, they love hands-on and team building projects, while willing to take the risk to see their projects through.

Full of potential and dreams, my students strive each and every day to further their education.

Because they have a variety of learning needs, access to improved methods and resources would greatly enhance their learning trajectory over time. As a result, students' contributions to their communities will be more deeply felt as they grow.

My Project

I would like to have a classroom that will prompt a positive and collaborative learning environment. Flexible seating will give my students choices that work best for them, which includes where they sit and who they sit with during the day.

The varying shapes and size of furniture I have chosen will help facilitate greater student independence, reduce focus and attention issues, and teach students to be accountable for themselves.

For example:

1. High desks: Some students are more comfortable standing up.

2. Standard tables with yoga balls: Students who can't sit still often do better with yoga balls.

3. Extra low tables for students who prefer to work squatting on the floor.

4. Different kinds of chairs and wobble stools, to give students some variety and flexibility.. These can be moved to different areas when working with different groups of children.

5. Hexagonal tables for small cooperative group work or projects.

6. Books for the classroom library for offering a choice in reading material.

My hope is this arrangement will provide choices to my students and in turn motivate them in a positive manner.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Everyday T-Mold 30" x 60" Rectangular Activity School Table, Chunky Legs, Adjustable Height 15-24 inch (Maple/Yellow) • Amazon Business $193.99 2 $387.98
Flash Furniture Mobile 60''W x 66''L Horseshoe Red Thermal Laminate Activity Table - Standard Height Adjustable Legs • Amazon Business $247.18 1 $247.18
Marco Group 2200 Series Round Activity Table with Swivel Glides, Gray Glace Top/Green Edge and Green Standard Legs, 48-Inch • Amazon Business $187.99 1 $187.99
ECR4Kids Mesa Premium 30" x 60" Trapezoid School Activity Table, Toddler Legs w/Ball Glides, Adjustable Height 15-23 inch (Grey/Black) • Amazon Business $167.69 1 $167.69
Regency 1620BE Glow 15" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $72.75 2 $145.50
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Orange - Kids, 14" • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Regency 1620RD Glow 15" Stool, Red • Amazon Business $45.89 2 $91.78
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
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
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
Extra Large Storage Bean Bag | Stuffed Toy Storage | Bean Bag Chair | Stuffed Storage Bag | Plush Toy Organizer | Perfect Storage Solutions | Creative Solution for Kids Red and White Polka Dot 38" • Amazon Business $24.80 2 $49.60
Stuffed Animal Bean Bag | Stuffed Animal Storage or Sack | Bean Bag Stuffed Animal Storage | Organization Stuffed Animal Premium Cotton Canvas Organizer Box for Kids Toys Household Supplies 38" • Amazon Business $19.80 2 $39.60
Milliard Petite Reading Pillow for Young Adults & Children with Shredded Foam - 14x13in (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98

Materials cost

$1,815.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$166.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,038.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.74

Total project goal

$2,398.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,398.26

1 Donor

-$2,348.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,996.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$352.24

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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