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Mrs. MacIntosh from New Bern NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving Forward with Flexible Seating

Help me give my students the classroom they need to foster collaboration. Flexible seating will enable my students to learn appropriately to their individual learning style.

  • $1,916 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is an exceptional group of students who all have their individual talents and needs. They all follow an adaptive curriculum that assists in modifying and adapting activities to best suit their learning styles. My classroom is cross-categorical, having disabilities range from severe/profound to mild intellectual disabilities. Most of my students need assistance with everyday tasks, such as starting a conversation with a peer, personal hygiene and counting money.

My students are all unique learners, coming from various backgrounds and families.

They are hard working high schoolers who love to learn functional academics and skills that will help prepare for life after graduation. With new furniture and opportunities for flexible seating, my students will have a learning environment more conducive to their needs.

My Project

According to the NEA article “Understanding Universal Design in the Classroom,” the learning space is an important aspect of the whole educational experience: “One cannot have a community of learners without having a positive instructional climate. Instructors help to create this climate by everything that they do, from the way they respond to student questions to the arrangement of the classroom chairs.”

With flexible seating to include stand up desks, collaboration desks and wobble seats, my students' classroom will now more efficiently mirror the real world.

Classrooms should not just be the standard desk and chair, but have the flexibility for students to move around and share ideas with one another. In my life skills classroom this is imperative. My students have various needs and learning styles and a diverse classroom environment will mirror what they will encounter out in the community and in post secondary life.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION - 28X28X36 TRIANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 22-33 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOKRACK • School Specialty $123.17 6 $739.02
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 28X28X36 TRIANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOKRACK • School Specialty $130.17 3 $390.51
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 3 $209.91
OPTION CLASS - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOK RACK - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX (M) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
GRAY GLACE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOK RACK - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX (M) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
CARDINAL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 3 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00
GRAY GLACE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 6 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,339.44

Vendor shipping charges

$133.94

State sales tax

$104.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,627.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$287.29

Total project goal

$1,915.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,915.24

17 Donors

-$1,526.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,297.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$228.90

match offer

-$389.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$330.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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