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Mrs. Marruffo from Odessa TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Serious Seating for Scientist

Help me give my students get stools to create a safe environment for cooperative learning in the science lab.

  • $1,115 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious and creative but have many different abilities. More than 50% are economically disadvantaged, about 12% qualify for special education and a few are trying inclusion. They love science but require the skills to work in cooperative learning groups that will enhance each child's ability.

Our goal is to create an environment that enables them to focus on real science and learn to work together to bring out the best in each other.

Although each student arrives in my classroom with different strengths and needs, they should learn to work together as one must in the real world.

My Project

My students come to science lab with various strengths and needs. They need to learn how to work cooperatively to bring out the best in each other. By using stools instead of chairs, the students will be able to more easily move together and or create groupings to help and enhance each other's​ strengths.

In the real world, these vibrant students will be a greater asset if they are able to problem solve as a group.

By using stools instead of chairs, getting into cooperative groups or doing away with seating will be much easier and cumbersome. Being able to move or do away with their seating will help these wonderful students become more engaged and break down a small barrier to working together.

Mrs. Marruffo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL-BLACK PADDED STOOL 18 HEIGHT • School Specialty $29.37 28 $822.36

Materials cost

$822.36

Vendor shipping charges

$82.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$946.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.11

Total project goal

$1,114.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,114.05

1 Donor

-$1,114.05

Donations toward project cost

-$946.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$167.11

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$0.00

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