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Ms. Lindeman from Richfield MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reading Nook

My students need flexible seating options like the Rockers and bean bag chairs.

  • $925 goal

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My Students

I am a first-year teacher who is launching a pilot program for literacy enhancement. My space and instruction will need to be unique in order to specifically target the literacy needs of each student that I support. My students are in kindergarten through third grade. In our classroom, diverse learners discover their love for reading!

Our learning is grounded in collaborative, student-centered spaces and activities.

I want to provide this non-traditional classroom with the alternative seating that will help me meet the needs of my actively engaged learners.

My Project

This colorful, comfortable, and inviting classroom will help students develop of love of reading.

This unique program comes with unique challenges like how to design one space that will meet the needs of students ages 5 to 9.

I chose these items because they are versatile enough to serve the wide varieties of learning styles and age groups represented in my K-3 classroom.

The beanbag chairs will provide a cozy environment for independent reading. My hope is that they will attract readers to this section of the classroom and thereby increase student desire for independent reading.

The rockers will be used in my listening section where students will relax, listen, and follow along with virtual audiobooks.

Students will use clipboards along with individual carpet circles to write and draw book reviews. This practice will encourage students to share their reading adventures with their classmates. Students can also use these materials for creative writing and word work. The portability of these items will mean that students can work where they feel the most comfortable and successful.

Please know that the options seen in this proposal are just a part of the classroom environment that I have designed. Additional materials and flexible seating options may be posted at a later date.

Ms. Lindeman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE111-44A ABC Blocks, Showcases Every Letter of the Alphabet, Children's Classroom Educational Seating Carpet, 7'6" x 12', 90" Length, 144" Width, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $222.79 1 $222.79
ECR4Kids SoftZone Kids Gaming Rocker - Soft Foam Chair for Movies, Reading or TV - Hunter Green and Fern Green • Amazon Business $49.99 4 $199.96
Sprogs SPG-610-204-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Orange • Amazon Business $73.45 1 $73.45
Sprogs SPG-610-205-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $73.34 1 $73.34
Sprogs SPG-610-002-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Green • Amazon Business $72.85 1 $72.85
Sprogs SPG-610-001-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $72.58 1 $72.58
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90

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