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Ms. Hartman from Tampa FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Are Flexible But Their Furniture Isn't!

My students need an adjustable table for more desk space, wobble seats to keep them focused and comfortable while at their desk, and most importantly the convertible bench will add more seating to the library.

  • $567 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

My students call each other family, and when they walk in the room they call it their home.

They love to solve problems and work together. They teach me everyday that if you want to be the best, you have to try your best. They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and 98% of students at my school receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

My students call their classroom a home. However, it is hard to resemble a home with uncomfortable seats, fluorescent lighting, and desks that feel a little cramped. My students are most engaged when they get to work around the room either with their body sprawled out on the carpet or rocking in a rocker. As a teacher, even I can't focus when sitting in regular chairs. I catch myself folding up my legs or leaning in my chair. I want to show my students that its ok that they can't work in the same environment as another student and that as their teacher, I will work my hardest to give them what they need to succeed.

Ms. Hartman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD / ADHD - Corrects Posture | Green • Amazon Business $49.99 4 $199.96
Premiere Products 5RCAT Resin Convert-A-Bench • Amazon Business $114.74 1 $114.74
Roundhill Furniture Contemporary Chrome Air Lift Adjustable Swivel Stools with White Seat, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Boraam 99631 Luta Adjustable Pub Table, White • Amazon Business $63.99 1 $63.99

Materials cost

$444.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.94

Total project goal

$566.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.29

4 Donors

-$378.88

Donations toward project cost

-$325.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.83

match offer

-$183.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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