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Mrs. Alto from Cass Lake MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scoop Chairs Offer Flexible Seating for Students!

Help me give my students 6 scoop chairs to replace traditional chairs when working independently or with a partner.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

First graders often come to school brimming over with enthusiasm and excitement for learning, life, friends, and interests. Theirs is an age commonly marked by tremendous growth, lost teeth, great emotional highs and less frequently some lows, First graders make big plans, jump into projects with both feet, work at a fast pace and don't want to miss a thing.

Our classroom is a family!

Our school is located on a Native American Reservation. Most of my students have had signifigant trauma in their lives. I work very hard to create a classroom where the students feel safe and loved!

My Project

Right now I have 24 student chairs and 5 tables in my classroom and it is hard to offer the flexibility that students need. With scoop chairs, I will be opening up the classroom environment which encourages greater collaboration, communication, and interaction between students and teachers alike. Flexible seating can facilitate teacher-child interaction and peer teaching on a level that surpasses the results seen in traditional teacher-fronted settings.

The open environment of flexible seating (scoop chairs) also fosters and facilitates a number of different teaching strategies.

I will be able to rearrange my space and will likely find that it will become more conducive to teaching strategies such as experiential learning or cooperative learning, which can help students remain focused and learn faster. I will be able to take out some of the table and chairs to offer more space for movement and interaction.

Mrs. Alto
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 6 $299.94

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