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Ms. Reitzfeld and Ms. Grant from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sitting Pretty

Help me give my students the seating options they need as well as the books they will read to achieve their highest levels of success.

  • $2,359 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2019.

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My Students

We are an urban, high needs elementary school. We have a large free-lunch population and have a large percentage of learners with special needs.

We are an ICT class with a mix of general education and special education students.

We service all of our students with the same energy and intensity, but some students require additional supports and that is what we aim to provide. We scaffold every lesson so there is an entry point for each child, and try to provide the types of physical and emotional supports so our special students can succeed.

My Project

We have been using flex seating in our class for the last two years and it has made all of the difference in students attitudes and ability to focus. For students with special learning needs, the ability to move their body as needed is an extra bonus.

We will use bean bag chairs, saddle chairs, camping chairs and the others to help young bodies learn more willingly.

We do a lot of project-based learning and the flex seats allow for a more collaborative work environment. Students can choose to work in various parts of the room allowing them to be in control of how they are most comfortable. Having a variety of seating options opens up a plethora of options for learning.

We also need more books. The books I have ordered are all high interest/low-level reading books. We hope to use them for partner reads, book clubs and individual reading.

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG578 - Low 48" x 72" Group Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $339.00 1 $339.00
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.99 34 $203.66
Grace & Grace Professional Saddle Stool Series Hydraulic Swivel Comfortable Ergonomic with Heavy Duty Metal Base for Clinic Dentist Spa Massage Salons Studio (Green) • Amazon Business $89.00 2 $178.00
LC561BU - Giant Comfy Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High • Amazon Business $2.80 34 $95.20
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.71 10 $67.10
Horrible Histories Collection 20 Books Set Pack • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Peter Reynolds Creatrilogy Box Set (Dot, Ish, Sky Color) • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.37 1 $33.37
Voice Amplifier, Maono AU-C01 Portable Professional Teacher Microphone with FM, Repeat and Music Player Function for Coaches, Tour Guides, Kindergartener, Promotion and more (Gold Rose) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $31.42 1 $31.42
Who Was 5 Book Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The Seeds of America Trilogy: Chains; Forge; Ashes • Amazon Business $14.63 2 $29.26
I Funny Boxed Set • Amazon Business $28.85 1 $28.85
Sportime 1429486 Inflatable Therapy and Exercise Ball, 17-1/2", Blue • Amazon Business $24.66 1 $24.66
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales' Second 3-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $23.64 1 $23.64
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Clipboards (Set of 10) by Office Solutions Direct! Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size clipboard • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
George's Marvelous Medicine • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The American Civil War Explained for Kids: The English Reading Tree • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy #3 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Growth Mindset Playbook: A Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up (Charlie Joe Jackson Series) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money (Charlie Joe Jackson Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit (Charlie Joe Jackson Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tut, Tut #6 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Not-So-Jolly Roger #2 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
2095 (Time Warp Trio, Vol. 5) • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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