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Mrs. Pawlak from Timonium MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Seating for Success

Help me give my students additional seating options around the classroom, some for comfort and some for focus. After teaching eleven years, most of my rugs and bean bags have come under some strenuous wear and tear!

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student that walks in my door gets a clean slate. Not just at the beginning of the year, but every single morning. It is important for each child to feel a sense of belonging in their classroom community so that they can thrive emotional and socially.

I can't wait to meet my class of 2019-2020.

I know each one was placed into my room for a specific reason and I can't wait to watch them meet their fullest potential.

My Project

I am hoping the materials will make my classroom a warm and inviting place where students can focus on growing emotionally and academically. Some materials will be used for mental breaks. Some will be used to provide students an additional place to sit, other than their desk! Different seating options can also aid in the academic and social success of students with special needs and/or learning disabilities.

As we build a student-centered environment, it is important for students to gain ownership in learning how to pick a spot in the classroom that allows them to be successful.

Gone are the days where students are expected to sit quietly and not move from their desks. Learning should be collaborative and engaging. I am hoping with these new seating options, to do just that.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $215.79 1 $215.79
Big Comfy Bean Bag Chair: Posh Large Beanbag Chairs with Removable Cover for Kids, Teens and Adults - Polyester Cloth Puff Sack Lounger Furniture for All Ages - 27 Inch - Solid Royal Blue • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Gorilla Grip Original Faux-Chinchilla Area Rug, 3x5 Feet, Super Soft and Cozy High Pile Washable Carpet, Modern Rugs for Floor, Luxury Shag Carpets for Home, Bed and Living Room, Dark Gray • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Brother Genuine P-touch, TZE2312PK, 1/2" (0.47") Standard Laminated P-Touch Tape, Black on White, Laminated for Indoor or Outdoor Use, Water Resistant, 26.2 Feet (8M), 2-Pack • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96

Materials cost

$420.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.10

Total project goal

$567.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.36

4 Donors

-$567.36

Donations toward project cost

-$482.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.10

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$0.00

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