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Ms. Johnson from Hayward WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Seat, Any Seat!

Help me give my students Flex-Space comfy floor seats and soft seat cushions in calming colors to allow them to have more seating options, learn in comfort, focus, and be relaxed!

  • $208 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a rural school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students in Grades 3-5. About 53.8% of students receive free or reduced-price meals. 20% of my 5th grade students receive weekend meals provided by the local food shelf.

Regardless of their circumstances and abilities, my students are energetic, enthusiastic, and curious about the world around them and deserve the best!

They are a socioeconomically and culturally diverse group of students most coming from low to middle-income homes. Unfortunately with cuts to funding in our state, there is no money in the budget for anything outside of basic classroom supplies. My students come ready to learn and budget cuts should not hold them back from having the tools and learning environment they need to be successful, engaged learners.

My Project

Why is it important for students to have other seating options in the classroom? Well, when students have a choice to choose where they sit, it gives them a sense of control of their environment, which makes them want to focus and learn. Also, comfort is key. There are students who just want to "get comfy" and not be confined to a hard chair. Some just want to stretch their legs out or just sit on something soft, which makes them feel "at home". When they are comfortable, they are more likely to be focused, calm, and ready to learn.

Each student is different, so why should every student have to sit in the same spot that may not suit their learning needs.

The comfy floor seats and seat cushions will give students the option to move their seating to any spot in the room to complete learning tasks. These seats will be used frequently throughout the day. Students will use them during literacy centers, read-aloud, and during other collaborative tasks. To help motivate students to read independently and help them read for a sustained amount of time, they will have the option to sit in a comfy spot and read for enjoyment. My students work with partners often and this will allow them to sit anywhere in the room to work collaboratively. Having these flexible seating options will provide an engaging, comfortable, and interactive learning environment for students to be successful!

Ms. Johnson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD381MN - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Mint Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
DD381SB - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98

Materials cost

$143.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$176.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.08

Total project goal

$207.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$207.18

2 Donors

-$187.18

Donations toward project cost

-$159.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.08

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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