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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pick a Peck of Perfect Places to Love Learning!

Help me give my students more options for flexible seating and flexible learning, including Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seats and an Avalon Storage Ottoman Bench!

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless, transitional, or semi-permanent housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. With one hundred percent of our student body receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack, school is their safe place, and for many of our student body, it is their safe haven.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so much fun!

My Project

There have been many studies that have shown the effects that flexible seating has on learning in the classroom. As I made the shift to 2nd grade, I knew the needs of the students would vary and the room itself would require some new options for working collaboratively.

Just placing a few choices in my classroom gives them more options, and the opportunity to move will increase their focus and willingness to work.

My classroom supports a diverse and beautiful group of students with a wide range of learning needs; offering flexible seating means being able to support each student how they learn best.

I know that adding these new options: two more floor seats and a bench for family meetings will drastically change the shape of our classroom community and how we learn!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simpli Home AXCF18-BU Avalon Storage Ottoman Bench in Blue Faux Leather • Amazon Business $103.69 1 $103.69
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98

Materials cost

$203.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.78

Total project goal

$278.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.51

1 Donor

-$278.51

Donations toward project cost

-$236.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.78

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$0.00

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