You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Rhoades from Weatherford TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading with Comfort

Help me give my students a variety of seating choices for independent reading time.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 22 amazing 3rd graders! They come from a variety of different backgrounds but many of them come from low-income homes and lack the experiences that help them be successful in school.

One thing all my students desire is to learn and be successful.

For some of my students learning comes easily, but for others, they have many obstacles to overcome. For example; learning disabilities, language barriers, behavior plans, and poverty are just a few. I know my students are going to be world changers one day given the right opportunities!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and choose what works best for them. Currently during reading students are choosing to sit in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables, or sitting or laying on the floor. 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 reading completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to read.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy floor pillows will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Rhoades
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Rhoades is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC766GA - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair - 16" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 3 $269.97
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$468.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.29

Total project goal

$595.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.29

3 Donors

-$595.29

Donations toward project cost

-$506.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Weatherford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5626764],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4203617,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/reading-with-comfort/4203617/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Rhoades","authorIds":{"5626764":{"owner":"Mrs. Rhoades","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4203617],"proposalHash":"711465607","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5626764_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1533528250420","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21233509,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTYyNjc2NA==","NjU5NDA2NQ==","NjUyNTQwNg=="],"teacherId":5626764,"schoolCounty":"Parker","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}