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Mrs. Outen from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the Year off Right -Flexible Seating and Good Reading

Help me give my students more seating options with lap desks, floor chairs and good books to read.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves a diverse population of students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. The budget cuts facing our school district limit the availability of funds for resources to enrich the students' learning experiences.

My students love learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.

We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, personalized learning and flexible seating options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are, wherever they are!

My Project

Our school uses flexible seating and personalized learning. It gives students the opportunity to take charge of their learning and make choices that work best for them. My students are able to choose from a variety of locations to work. They may choose from different height tables, wobble stools, floor cushions, and lap desks instead of the traditional desks and chairs. They usually make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when sitting at a traditional desk and chair.

The students are not only more engaged in their learning but also less disruptive of their peers when they are able to choose a workspace that works for them.

These portable lap desks and floor chairs will create more comfortable and functional workspaces and the ideal setting to read one of these good books.

Mrs. Outen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat – Deluxe 6-Position Reclining Waterproof Cushion Chair for Bleachers w/Storage Pocket, Shoulder Carry Strap & Thick Back w/Extra Padding for Superior Support & Comfort • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Trademark Innovations Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat, Purple • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $21.40 1 $21.40
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

Materials cost

$164.01

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$12.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.99

Total project goal

$253.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.24

2 Donors

-$132.00

Donations toward project cost

-$112.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$121.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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