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

Sit Back, Relax, and READ!

Help me give my students flexible seating in the classroom. I want my students to love to read, and I think fun seating choices are just what they need!

  • $260 goal

This project expired on October 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach some amazing 4th graders. Most of them come from low-income homes and face more life challenges than a regular 9 year old should ever deal with at such a tender age. Whether it's my ESL, SPED, or general ed. student, they all are eager to learn, and each deserve a fun, inviting place to do it!

Getting students excited about learning is the key to success!

When fun is taking place, kids forget they're learning and make connections to their reading. Flexible seating options will allow my students to not only learn but to also enjoy reading for pleasure.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to get excited about learning! Students will become more motivated and engaged in learning when they have seating they are excited about. The clipboards will allow my students to write in any area of the classroom. Kids love getting out of their assigned desk, so allowing the students to venture out in the room will surely encourage successful writing. I envision my classroom full of students who are eager to read and write because of these new, exciting options.

I want my classroom to feel like home to my 4th graders.

Flexible seating will encourage reading and writing because it makes learning FUN! Who doesn’t love reading in a big, comfortable bean bag chair? I know my students will be begging to read daily!

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0680540 Stack Chair, Black Plush Bean Bag, • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Homycasa Yanyan Mesh Mid-Back Executive Adjustable Computer Task Desk Office Chairs (Blue) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
HOMY CASA Homycasa Yanyan Teens Chair Mesh Mid-Back Height Adjustable Computer Kids Task Desk Office Chairs (Purple) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45

Materials cost

$187.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.86

Total project goal

$259.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.08

4 Donors

-$173.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.95

match offer

-$86.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.91

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$0.00

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