You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Gerardi from Sugar Grove OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Centered Learning Space

Help me give my students an inviting classroom environment that uses various seating options, tables, and the freedom to move around so my curious thinkers can focus and engage in our lessons where they are comfortable.

  • $1,339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My energetic first graders are a hard working group of students with mixed interests, abilities, as well as varying strengths, weakness, and goals. These inquisitive students face challenges head on and work hard to overcome obstacles every day.

While my first graders have a true thirst for knowledge, many struggle with the traditional desk and chair space arrangement that my classroom offers.

I would love to provide them with an inviting environment that fosters a love of learning, discovering, and exploring.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make choices that work best for them. During independent work times, they choose a location in the classroom where they feel most comfortable and can focus to complete their assignments. Currently my classroom has a traditional desk and chair setup. While that works for some, it is not a one size fits all environment. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students simply by offering them a clipboard and allowing them to stretch out on the floor, choose a spot in the room to read, or give them the option to stand vs. sit at their desk. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are focused, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The Hokki stools will allow students to sit at a desk or table, but will still allow for some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for students that just need to get the wiggles out. The comfy floor cushions, lap desks, and foldable chairs will allow for additional floor seating options that are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom, while the tall stools and ottomans offer seating options at various heights.

I have seen how even simple choices can positively affect my students work and behavior, and I hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Gerardi
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 11 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Gerardi is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 30 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Grey and Black • Amazon Business $105.13 1 $105.13
Hokki Stool 15" Light Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.66 1 $101.66
Hokki Stool 15" Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.66 1 $101.66
Hokki Stool 15" Orange • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.66 1 $101.66
Hokki Stool 15" Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.66 1 $101.66
Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools with Back,Set of 2,Counter Height Swivel Stool by Leopard (Black) • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Pearington PEAR-0098 Long and Small, Single Round Cocktail Bar, Pub, and Bistro High Table with Black Top and Base, 1 Pack, • Amazon Business $71.38 1 $71.38
Convenience Concepts Designs4Comfort Round Accent Storage Ottoman, Blue • Amazon Business $52.94 1 $52.94
Convenience Concepts Designs4Comfort Round Accent Storage Ottoman, Red • Amazon Business $48.64 1 $48.64
Convenience Concepts 163523PK Designs4Comfort Storage Ottoman, Pink • Amazon Business $46.10 1 $46.10
Light Green 5-Position Folding Chair with Adjustable Strap for Kids and Adults Comfortable Seat for Ground and Floor 20''L x 9.5''H • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Hot Pink 5-Position Folding Chair with Adjustable Strap for Kids and Adults Comfortable Seat for Ground and Floor 20''L x 9.5''H • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Bright Blue 5-Position Folding Chair with Adjustable Strap for Kids and Adults Comfortable Seat for Ground and Floor 20''L x 9.5''H • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $26.21 1 $26.21
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Shineart Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion - Decorative Stuffed Plush Emoji Flower Throw Pillow Naughty 12" • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Shineart Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion - Decorative Stuffed Plush Emoji Flower Throw Pillow Kiss 12" • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion - Decorative Stuffed Plush Emoji Flower Throw Pillow Smile 12" • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Shineart Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion - Decorative Stuffed Plush Emoji Flower Throw Pillow Tears 12" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$1,070.42

Vendor shipping charges

$21.51

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,137.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.82

Total project goal

$1,338.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,338.81

14 Donors

-$906.00

Donations toward project cost

-$801.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.25

match offer

-$395.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$336.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Sugar Grove","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3574466],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4466233,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/student-centered-learning-space/4466233/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":11,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gerardi","authorIds":{"3574466":{"owner":"Mrs. Gerardi","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4466233],"proposalHash":"484630054","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3574466_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1460773796516","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20762532,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njg0NTczOQ==","NjgxMTQ0Nw==","MzU3ODQ2MA==","Njg0MjUwMA==","NjY5OTg3NQ==","MzU3NDQ2Ng==","Njg0MjMzMg==","Njg0NzE1MA==","MzU4MTIxMQ==","NDQ0NjY3","NjY3NDM1NQ==","MzU3NzQ3Mw==","MzE3MDgwOQ==","MzYxNzA4Mw==","Njg0OTEwMg=="],"teacherId":3574466,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}