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Mrs. Tillman from Winder GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take The Stage At Any Age!

My students need two 4x8 foot sections of a portable stage that doesn't sag, creak and crack every time they move on it.

  • $1,403 goal

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My Students

Our school just got much smaller this year as a new school was built nearby to relieve overcrowding. Lots of changes were made and different programs were moved around between the schools in our county. Subsequently, we have acquired Pre-K classes that are a little scary to me because I have taught older grades for 25 years.

Our Pre-K students are in a new environment, as I am also, teaching them music.

We will learn together! What little I know about Pre-K is that they learn hands-on and they need lots of tactile experiences and feedback to gain and retain information. I'm very excited about learning how to teach this age group.

My Project

Two years ago, I built the most awesome room for my pre-K through fifth grade students that included a 12x8 foot stage under our big projector screen. Our PE coach had three older 4x8 foot stage sections in his gym closet that he wanted out. And I mean, these things were OLD! But they worked, so I took them. For two years we've been using the three stage pieces from the early 14th Century. They're so old, the measurements on the bottom are listed in cubits. Ok, I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea. Each section has its own unique sag and creaking sounds.

Even when just a little 40 pound Pre-K kid walks across the stage, you can see it sag and hear it creaking (the stage, not the kid).

We need two sections of a portable stage 4x8 feet each to rebuild our room stage with pieces that aren't about to cave in like a giant sinkhole swallowing up my students and instruments in one fell swoop. I have several guitars lined up at the front of our current stage along with microphones on stands. Every time a kid walks on the stage, they hit a saggy point and the guitars wobble back and forth and I'm afraid they may fall. One time a kid shifted his weight on stage and the microphone stand tilted and the mic hit him in the face. Thank you for helping us get this new stage in our amazing music making space!

Mrs. Tillman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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TransFold Fixed Platform Stage & Seated Riser Section w/ Hardboard Deck (8' L x 4' D x 16" H) • School Outfitters $421.99 2 $843.98

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