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Ms. Meyer from Hedgesville WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Seat and Read Awhile!

Help me give my students flexible seating options, including bungee chairs, rocker chairs, and comfy floor seats, to make reading time comfortable and engaging.

  • $611 goal

This project expired on January 15, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of kids with wide ranging abilities. Many of my students love to read, but I have my share of reluctant readers as well. We love hands-on science and art projects. And we're really sharp in math.

Most of my students enjoy school, but not all of them have the home support they need.

My students come from a mixed bag of socio-economic backgrounds. Some families are going through some rough times. For many kids, school is the one safe, stable place in their lives. I want to make it as nice for them as possible.

My Project

Reading should be enjoyable, the highlight of the students' day. I encourage my kids to find a comfy spot in the classroom for reading time, but right now there aren't any good options. Students sit at their desks or on the hard, cold floor. No matter how they try, these are not comfortable ways to sit.

It is hard to stay focused on a book when your body is uncomfortable.

I've seen some exciting flexible seating in other classrooms, and I want the same options for my students. I also needed to think about space. I had to look for seating that folded or stacked, so they could be stored out of the way during the rest of the day.

Bungee chairs are bouncy and fun to sit in, and they fold flat for storage. Scoop rockers are so inviting! They cradle the child's body, and they stack when not in use. Comfy floor seats are like padded stadium seats. They offer support for the child's back and can be adjusted to many different angles. These also fold flat. Finally, some children like to lay down to read, and the yoga mats will define their space and keep them off the cold floor. All together, these brightly colored and comfortable options will encourage my students to engage in reading for longer periods of time.

I can’t wait to surprise my class with these new seating options!

Ms. Meyer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
College Covers West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA Rising Sun Bungee Chair • Amazon Business $53.69 3 $161.07
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Scoop Rockers - Set of 6 • Nasco $41.95 1 $41.95
Spoga 1/4-Inch Anti-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat Carrying Strap, Red • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Spoga 1/4-Inch Anti-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Dark Pink • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Spoga 1/4-Inch Anti-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Dark Green • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Spoga 1/4-Inch Anti-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Dark Blue • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Spoga 1/4-Inch Anti-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Dark Purple • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$477.65

Vendor shipping charges

$4.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$519.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.59

Total project goal

$610.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$610.60

11 Donors

-$599.57

Donations toward project cost

-$519.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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