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Mrs. Postma from Holly MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Space-Space-Space!

My students need 36 chair buddies in which to keep their learning tools.

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At the end of every year I sit in a corner of my classroom and reflect on my space. A classroom is a student's home away from home. It should be organized to inspire the ownership of learning. Classroom environment is the background for student achievement.

Unfortunately, I have spent the last two years looking less at flow and feel and more simply for space.

I have had 30 first graders in a class made for no more than 27. We had to find space for 3 more cubbies. My colleague had to place hers in the hall. These are the times we live in and my job is to ensure my students receive the highest quality learning experience that I can provide. I have moved out all extra furniture and tried to keep our space as open as possible.

My Project

Last year I had five students per table and sometimes they just needed more space. Next year I may have a couple tables that I need to place 6 students at. I found these awesome chair buddies and am very excited to try them. The chair buddies will allow students to keep learning tools organized and close. With 30 plus first graders a great deal of time is spent on finding materials and transitions.

The chair buddy will give students a sense of space and ownership of their supplies.

I believe that this space saving organization will also be a time saver. Thus allowing us to get to what is important.... inspiring learning.

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Mrs. Postma
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chairback Buddy - Blue/Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 36 $396.36

Materials cost

$396.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.29

Total project goal

$508.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.60

5 Donors

-$389.19

Donations toward project cost

-$347.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.88

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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