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Mrs. Kelly from Evanston IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, The Places You'll Sit!

Help me give my students choice, comfort, and opportunity in our classroom with flex seating options.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live and go to school on the southwest side of Evanston. Most of my students are of low socioeconomic status and are lacking the resources that they need to help them achieve in ways they never knew possible.

Despite their modest upbringings, my students are some of the brightest and hardest working people you will meet.

They care for each other, hold themselves to high expectations, and have a burning curiosity to learn more about the world around them. They are in fifth grade, so they are at the cusp of transitioning to middle school and young adulthood. Some of them are spunky, wise, bookish, shy - we have the whole range of personalities!

My school is full of dedicated teachers working to ensure the highest level of success for our students. However, the educational landscape of Illinois is not the best right now for public schools and we are constantly faced with unequal funding, school closings, and job cuts.

My Project

Each day, the students in my classroom strive for excellence during small group and whole group instruction. While I always aim to make each lesson engaging and build in opportunities for movement and collaboration, I would like to enhance my students' experiences this year by implementing flex seating in our classroom.

Flex seating allows for more student choice, helps build community, allows for more movement, and adds an element of comfort that the traditional classroom lacks.

I always say that “collaboration is key” and flex seating also allows students to easily pair up, work in small groups, and discuss as a whole class.

Donations to this project will help not only with our focus and determination but also with differentiated instruction and student motivation throughout the year.

Mrs. Kelly
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $25.87 3 $77.61
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.74 1 $59.74
IZO Home Goods Premium Outdoor Anti-mold Water Resistant Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W (4 Pack), Standard/White • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
DHP Parsons Modern End Table, Gray • Amazon Business $11.27 5 $56.35
BLEUM CADE Throw Pillow Covers with Colorful Geometry, Set of 4 Modern Pattern Throw Pillow Covers Cushion Covers Pillowcases for Sofa Office Car • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Fjfz Good Vibes Only Motivational Sign Décor Inspirational Quote Decoration Cotton Linen Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover with Words for Sofa Couch, Teal and Turquoise, 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
YOUR SMILE Perfect Day Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch(45CM45CM) (YS050609) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Inspiring Quote Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch(44CM44CM) (YS236) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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