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Mrs. Parlin from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nugget for Knowledge

Help me give my students the Nugget, an opportunity for alternative seating that is comfortable.

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ninety-eight percent of my students live below the poverty line. Their families all work hard to provide for them, but many still struggle to cover basic needs such as housing, food, and clothing. Students frequently come to school hungry and tired due to limited resources in the home. They may lack breakfast or a bed to sleep on. Many basic school supplies such as folders or gym shoes are not in the budget for our families.

It's hard to focus on learning when your emotional and physical needs are not always met.

Many students feel hopeless about their ability to succeed in school. My students are eager to learn but frequently doubt their abilities. Many of these kids are learning English as a second or even as a third language. Please consider supporting these great kids to reach their full potential and believe in themselves.

My Project

Students in my class struggle with reading due to being English Language Learners. It is hard to enjoy something when it is so challenging for you. While many of us got excited as kids to have "silent reading time" announced, it can bring groans from my students. The time we spend on reading strategies and accuracy can make students restless.

When working on our literacy skills, having this flexible seating area will help students enjoy learning.

The Nugget is made of 4 foam blocks. It is soft, durable, and easy to wash. It is large enough to fit 3 students who are looking for a quiet space to read or do their classwork. It will be used for years to come!

Mrs. Parlin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 45 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nugget • The Nugget $229.00 1 $229.00

Materials cost

$229.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.31

Total project goal

$308.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.75

4 Donors

-$154.38

Donations toward project cost

-$134.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$150.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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