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Mr. Betesh from Danbury CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Return to a Comfortable Classroom

Help me give my students comfortable lounge chairs and tables to create more flexible seating options in our Social Studies classroom!

  • $868 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban public school with over 1,000 students. The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures. There are over 15 different languages spoken in the homes of our students, including Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Over 60% of our students’ homes do not speak English as their primary language and 25% of our student population receives ESL services.

Our middle school is classified as a Title I school and over 80% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Our school is part of the District Reference Group "H," which is the second-lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in. Despite these economic barriers, our students strive for academic achievement. Our school community promotes our unique diversity and encourages students to reach their maximum learning potential.

My Project

Research shows that flexible seating in a classroom can increase motivation and engagement. We currently have a variety of flexible seating options in the classroom including: rustic metal chairs, stools, high-top seating, ottomans, bean bag chairs, and a couch.

I am requesting two comfortable armchairs, a sofa, 4 metal table chairs, end tables, and portable work tables for the classroom in an effort to create a new, clean, and comfortable environment for students to return to.

My students love completing activities in our current flexible seating arrangements and new chairs/sofas will create an opportunity for more students to access a comfortable spot to work. These additional seating choices will be paired with previously funded items to create a comfortable work environment for my students. In this space students can read, annotate articles, complete research, collaborate on assignments, and much more!

I have already witnessed the positive impact that flexible seating has had in my classroom and I hope to provide my students with something new that they may have never seen in a classroom. Students access our meeting spaces on a daily basis and constantly talk about how much they enjoy our classroom setting. Whenever we are able to return to our classrooms, I hope this project will further develop a space where students feel comfortable, motivated, connected, and valued.

Mr. Betesh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baxton Studio Sorrento Mid-Century Retro Modern Faux Leather Upholstered Wooden Lounge Chair, Brown • Amazon Business $114.49 2 $228.98
Baxton Studio Sorrento Mid-Century Retro Modern Faux Leather Upholstered Wooden 2-Seater Loveseat, Brown • Amazon Business $212.03 1 $212.03
Metal Dining Chairs Set of 4 Indoor Outdoor Chairs Patio Chairs Kitchen Metal Chairs 18 Inch Seat Height Restaurant Chair Metal Stackable Chair Tolix Side Bar Chairs 330LBS Weight Capacity • Amazon Business $93.99 1 $93.99
VASAGLE INDESTIC Side Table, End Table with Mesh Shelf, Nightstand, Breakfast by The Bed, Under Sofa, in Living Room Bedroom, Easy Assembly, Space Saving, Industrial, Rustic Brown ULNT51X • Amazon Business $40.83 2 $81.66
VASAGLE Industrial End Side Table, 2-Tier Nightstand with Storage Shelf, Sturdy and Easy Assembly, Wood Look Accent Furniture with Metal Frame ULET41X, 17.7"L x 17.7"W x 21.7"H, Rustic Brown • Amazon Business $39.93 2 $79.86

Materials cost

$696.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$736.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.05

Total project goal

$867.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$867.02

1 Donor

-$394.74

Donations toward project cost

-$394.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$402.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$342.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$69.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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