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Mrs. Millard from Watertown NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Puppies Need Seating Options Too

Help me give my students standing desks, a balance ball, and cushions, to serve as flexible seating options for our classroom.

  • $335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many people think that middle school students are a separate species of beings;) I'm here to tell you that their uniqueness is what makes them so lovable. They are special because they are big kids on the outside but little kids on the inside. You can reason with them and do higher level activities, yet they still love rewards like stickers. Puppies can certainly be compared to middle schoolers in terms of their abilities to be trained, hyper-activity levels and exuberant response to rewards!

Most of my students just need a little extra TLC and help getting through the required curriculum for their grade level.

I teach students with a wide variety of disabilities in a resource room setting. We spend time in resource improving individual skills and reviewing content from their classes while practicing study and organizational skills.

A little more information about our school: We live in a small city and everyone in our school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch each day. School is a safe place in my students' tumultuous lives.

My Project

Many of my students have disabilities including autism and ADHD. They need nontraditional seating options in order to help them be successful in school. Their unique brains make it difficult for them to concentrate and focus when seated in the chair and at the desk you probably sat in during your school days. Students thrive when given choices to help them feel in control of their own learning and education.

Thank you for considering a donation to help students with special needs in our school!

Your gift is truly appreciated and will go far in helping students with disabilities be successful in school!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Student Desk with Grey Top and Adjustable Height Black Pedestal Frame • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
Kindermat Floor Disks/Seats, Story Time Cushions For School Or Home, 16" Wide by 2" Thick, 6 Pack with Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Red • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $53.44 1 $53.44

Materials cost

$250.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$284.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.15

Total project goal

$334.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$334.32

6 Donors

-$268.00

Donations toward project cost

-$227.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.20

match offer

-$66.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.95

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$0.00

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