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.

 

Ms. Francis from Collingswood NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Choice = Student Engagement = Student Success!

My students need 4 comfy floor seats and 4 bean bag chairs to help them focus and do their best learning during various times throughout the school day!

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class of 21 amazing second graders who come to school every day excited to learn! We live in a small town with multiple elementary schools, so each of the schools is small! My students and their families are close-knit; they are like one big family!

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." The main goal (other than academics, of course!) in my classroom and my district is to be kind always.

Part of being kind is understanding each others' differences. Because our community is so diverse, even though it is so small, my students have really taken this to heart. I am so proud of them for this!

My Project

When I look at my students and what I expect of them, I like to put myself in their place...would I enjoy this? Would I be engaged? Would I completely tune this out? I find that students, especially those in the primary grades, have a hard time concentrating and doing their best work because they do not feel comfortable in the seats they are expected to sit in. Not every child learns the same way, so we can't expect them all to sit them same way either!

Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking.

My goal for this upcoming school year is to provide my students with a flexible classroom, where they have the opportunity to choose what kind of seating works best for them throughout the school day. For independent practice, students would have the option to sit in a regular chair at a table, sit on a small cushion or comfy floor seat on the floor at a lower table, sit in a bean bag chair, stand at a standing desk, sit on a wiggle seat, or sit on a yoga ball.

I am requesting four bean bag chairs and four comfy floor seats in this project. Creating a designated spot in the classroom where children can read and work in comfort is essential because it helps them develop lifelong reading habits. With such literacy-heavy curriculum, this is growing to be more important each day! With your help, this vision could become a reality. Thank you so much in advance for helping us learn!

Ms. Francis
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

12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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 Ms. Francis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC573GR - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Green • 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
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98

Materials cost

$479.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$517.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.26

Total project goal

$608.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.38

7 Donors

-$538.38

Donations toward project cost

-$457.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.76

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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":"Collingswood","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5267522],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3168927,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/student-choice-student-engagement-st/3168927/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Francis","authorIds":{"5267522":{"owner":"Ms. Francis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3168927],"proposalHash":"558817582","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21158151,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTMyNjAyMw==","OTU5NDU0","MjQyMjEwNg==","MzIyOTA0Ng==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","MzU2ODQ2OQ==","NTI2NzUyMg==","NTMyNzAzMQ=="],"teacherId":5267522,"schoolCounty":"Camden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}