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Ms. Duncan from Midland TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pop a Squat and Learn!

My students need lap desks and a couch so they can have flexible seating options to complete their assignments.

  • $678 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

While all students do not learn the same way, ALL students can learn and be successful using technology to learn skills necessary in the 21st century. My classroom has a wide range of ability levels. Some of the students do not speak English well. Some have a wide range of learning abilities. I strongly believe using technology is one of the most effective ways to differentiate learning as well as reduce behavior problems. Approximately 70% of the students eat free lunch. Most are living below the poverty level. Only a small percentage have computers in the home, making technology very limited. All of the students are eager to learn and have unlimited potential to be successful.

My Project

My students come to school full of life and ready to learn! Just like adults get tired of sitting in hard chairs all day, students do too! They need more flexible/comfortable seating options to enhance student engagement and learning. Studies show that students learn better when they are physically active and comfortable. Students are able to bounce on an exercise ball, sit, stand, kneel, etc.

Some of the seating options that will be provided with this project are a couch with lap desks.

These options will give my students the opportunity to sit comfortably and move around while they are learning.

This project would significantly help my students stay engaged in our learning throughout the day. I want them to feel comfortable and at home in our classroom. I cannot wait to see all of the things we can do with flexible seating!

Ms. Duncan
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lap Desk MyDesk, - Black (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $18.79 15 $281.85
Novogratz Prescott Futon Sofa Bed in Rich Linen Upholstery, Modern Style with Track Arms, Gray • Amazon Business $255.58 1 $255.58

Materials cost

$537.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$575.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.56

Total project goal

$677.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.05

6 Donors

-$325.00

Donations toward project cost

-$310.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$312.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$265.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.71

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$0.00

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