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Ms. Diaz from Hawthorne CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way Through Fourth!

Help me give my students the ability to flourish in their classroom! The books will give them the motivation they need to read, and the wobble chairs will give students more flexible seating opportunities.

  • $1,337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Ms. D, can I stay in your class next year?" is what my students said at the end of last year. Of course I asked why! They mentioned the activities during our workshop and how memorable it was to have a sense of autonomy. They went on about the flexible seating, our new books and all the workstations. As I move into my second year of fourth grade, I want to be able to cultivate the same response. In these first few weeks I have come to learn so much about my new group of students.

They are not only incredibly brilliant and smart, but they bring their own splash of diversity into the classroom.

We are a Title I school that comes from a predominantly low socioeconomic background, but students still find the strength to persevere through all the adversity they experience.

My Project

Last year DonorsChoose was able to help me fund a few wobble chairs into the classroom. My students loved them so much that I am eager to provide my students with more flexible seating opportunities. They get to use them during instructional time, workstation, and during guided reading with me. Even my most wiggly fourth graders find some sense of comfort as they read a book or finish up an activity.

My students LOVED the books we were able to get funded last year with Donors Choose.

This year it is my mission to provide more books that are both high interest, but also reading level appropriate. The books that I have chosen will support students' motivation in reading. Additionally, as we have now moved into the second year of our new curriculum we are focusing more on small group instruction. I have included reading games to help support the skills and strategies students are learning in class. My students loved the science "Can Do" games from last year. They are incredibly engaged and enjoy playing the games with their classmates.

I am also requesting a book on how to teach students to become better readers. This will ultimately help me support my students when I reach them in small groups. Within my project I included some small items like the privacy partitioners and book bins. These items will support the books we will be receiving, as well as the increase in students this year.

Ms. Diaz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA727 - Flex-Space 16" Wobble Chair Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $455.94 1 $455.94
LC440X - Can Do! Reading Games - Gr. 3-4 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Field Trip Mysteries Book Set (Set of 16) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.56 1 $81.56
The Reading Strategies Book Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers: With 300 Strategies • AKJ Education $41.07 1 $41.07
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Judy Moody Favorites Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Graphic Spin Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Self-Help for Kids Book Set (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
Series Sampler - Billy Sure (4 Books) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$999.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.44

Total project goal

$1,336.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,336.26

1 Donor

-$1,336.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,135.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.44

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$0.00

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