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  • $164 goal

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Ms. Glausen
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Promoting Tolerance Through Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options to promote engagement, comfort, and tolerance for their peers.

My Students

In September, I will be teaching a great group of students in the social-emotional/behavioral disabilities program at my school in Boston, MA. Excel is part of the Boston Public Schools system and many students are on IEPs or are considered English language learners. Many will be from immigrant/refugee families. Students are part of the free lunch program.

My students are amazing.

I bet every teacher says that on this site. It's almost like we're parents and we all think our kids are the best. Mine truly are. My students come to school everyday, knowing it is a safe place to take risks and achieve great things. Some are fighting with emotions that they can't control. Others are learning how to identify strategies to overcome their disabilities, while we teach them that nothing can hold them back with hard work and determination. Others are just looking for a safe, warm place with a hug and food to put in their bellies.

My Project

I am requesting a set of stools so that students can comfortably gather around a single table during their problem-based learning units. We are a small group so being able to gather around as a single team is extremely important. These stools will provide a different type of seating than a regular classroom chair. Students will also use these if needed to move around the room to different stations. I am also requesting two bean bag-type chairs to use in my reading nook. I want students to be able to use this space to 1.) crack open a good book and become lost in it, but also 2.) choose to sit there to complete work when a regular desk just isn't working for them.

I plan to create a collaborative work environment so my students will have choice options for seating.

The definition of tolerance is a willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. I hope through flexible seating, I can provide a different way to collaborate, communicate, create and learn. Thank you for reading about my request!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Lumin SmartMax Fabric Chair, Woodland Camo • Amazon Business $32.22 2 $64.44
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $43.29 1 $43.29

Materials cost

$107.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.59

Total project goal

$163.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.94

3 Donors

-$81.96

Donations toward project cost

-$69.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.29

match offer

-$81.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Sergey Brin Family Foundation and 3 other donors.

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