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Ms. Hacker from Indianapolis IN is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Your Ordinary Desk

My students need the opportunity to take responsibility for their success and learning. Flexible seating will allow them that opportunity.

  • $615 goal

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My Students

Think back to your days in elementary school. Could you imagine having seven different languages spoken daily? Welcome to an every day occurrence in my classroom. My students continue to grow as English Language Learners everyday. Many of them take on the role of translators and caregivers daily after the school bell rings. They are in charge of helping their families, including parents and younger siblings, get groceries, order at restaurants, and explain the information of what is taking place in and at school.

The attitude and work ethic that these students possess is beyond the typical elementary student.

My students inspire me to be a better teacher, but also a better human being. I want my students to know that they are inspiring, loved, and cared about beyond words in my classroom.

My Project

This past year, I decided to dive in head first with flexible seating. You might ask, "What is flexible seating?" Flexible seating, to me, is giving each student the opportunity to choose their work space at which they feel they will have the most success in learning for that day. The students choose their seats or spots daily depending on how they feel and where they would like to work for that day. This allows them choice, freedom, and ownership.

Flexible seating gives student the valuable opportunity to take ownership and responsibility of their learning.

Think about how you produce your best work on a daily basis. Is it sitting in a hard, plastic chair? Is it sitting at a 5 in. by 4 in. desk? Maybe, maybe not. These days for many students, it's not. Students do their best when they have the opportunity to make their own choices and when they feel comfortable. For those students who enjoy sitting on the floor, the laptop stand trays will give them the opportunity to have a solid work space that is mobile and comfortable. The cafe table will allow students to be able to stand and work. The dining room table brings in the welcoming feeling that I want students to have while in my classroom. These options along with the others that I have asked for will increase student learning due to the fact that my students will be able to pick their best learning environment.

Ms. Hacker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YIIYAA Laptop Stand Tray Computer Foldable Table Height Adjustable Standing Small Desk Portable Bed Sofa Notebook Stand Reading Holder with Cooling Fan - Large Purple • Amazon Business $42.99 4 $171.96
Seville Classics Tilting Mobile Laptop Desk Cart, Black • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Kitchen Dining Table White Round Coffee Table Modern Leisure Wooden Tea Table Office Conference Pedestal Desk • Amazon Business $88.00 1 $88.00
SDADI 2 Inches Carpet Wheel Mobile Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Home Office Desk With Standing and Seating 2 Modes 3.0 Edition, Dark Grain • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Winsome Obsidian Pub Table Round Black Mdf Top with Black Leg And Base - 23.7-Inch Top, 39.76-Inch Height • Amazon Business $60.38 1 $60.38

Materials cost

$485.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.22

Total project goal

$614.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.81

4 Donors

-$410.89

Donations toward project cost

-$362.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$188.41

Match offers toward project cost

-$160.15

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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