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Mr. Layman from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is the Future.

Help me give my students a better learning experience by giving them alternative places to read and headphones for use on academic learning sites.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in a large city, where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. My students are very motivated and try their best to learn, despite many obstacles they face each day. A majority of the students in my school come from a Spanish-speaking homes and are attempting to read and write in English, their second language.

Each student comes to school every day with their own unique challenges and struggles, but they always come ready to learn.

They deserve every tool and supply to help them along the way. I want to be able to give them a positive environment to learn and grow socially and emotionally while meeting many needs.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

I would like to make sure my students can access the full gamut of learning opportunities that have been made available and not be limited by economics.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.The beanbag chairs allow for additional choices especially when reading. Having comfortable floor seating options with the motivation that these options are only for those actively reading encourages my students to READ .

I have seen how choice can positively affect how my students work and increase their reading stamina!

My classroom was lucky enough to be granted a bank of tablets to be used in the classroom, however the great majority of my students do not own their own headphone. Many of the educational sites that we use have an audio option that can only be used with headphones.

Mr. Layman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avid Products AE-711 On-Ear Headphoens Classroom Pack & Case Black 30Pk Box AE-711 • AKJ Education $171.90 1 $171.90
Big Joe Duo Chair, Camo • Amazon Business $38.00 3 $114.00

Materials cost

$285.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.62

Total project goal

$404.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.11

2 Donors

-$268.23

Donations toward project cost

-$229.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.73

match offer

-$134.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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