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Ms. de la Fuente from Brownsville TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Comfortable Spot

Help me give my students a couch to make their STEM spacemaker place more flexible and engaging.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 13 1st graders who are eager to learnI teach at the tip of Texas, bordering Mexico, where my students speak Spanglish. They face many challenges such as dyslexia, special needs, and socioeconomic disadvantage, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming big.

They are determined, hard-working children, willing to learn no matter their circumstances.

I teach first grade bilingual students who inspire me on a daily basis. These students come every day excited to start class. They enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, group activities, and especially working with technology. They face many challenges, but they don't let these challenges take over their learning experience.

Many come without knowing English, but with their determination and support from their families, they are able to conquer everything. Many students are economically disadvantaged. However, none of those factors affect these children because they want to learn. It is very satisfying seeing all these children progress throughout the school year. I work at a very supportive school where students come first.

My Project

I believe in giving students the power to make decisions in their learning. Letting them choose where they can sit and what they sit on makes a huge impact not only in their learning, but also in their behavior.

STEM time can be a time where students can design, create, and innovate, however, I believe that students can work best when given the opportunity to feel comfortable in their work space.

By donating this couch, you will be providing my class not only with just an extra seat in class, but the opportunity to increase students' attention and learning. Student-centered classroom give students the power to take ownership in their learning. This material will take students from ordinary to extraordinary. They will come to school knowing that they take part on deciding how to learn.

Ms. de la Fuente
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed, Modern Sofa Design Includes Sturdy Chrome Legs and Rich Linen Upholstery, Grey • Amazon Business $187.64 1 $187.64

Materials cost

$187.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.90

Total project goal

$259.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.35

3 Donors

-$259.35

Donations toward project cost

-$220.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.90

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$0.00

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