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Ms. Thomas from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The World is Your Seat Cushion!

Help me give my students the ability to create, learn, and collaborate using our flexible seating.

  • $769 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One word comes in mind when I want to describe my students: Resilient. My students overcome many struggles daily, even before they enter my room. They leave their problems at the door, put on a strong face, and then work hard to succeed in class in order create a better path in life, utilizing their education. I am immensely inspired by their resilience, which makes me what to be an effective teacher for them.

Collaboration, creativity, discussions, and teamwork is the norm in my classroom.

Everyday new questions, problems and scenarios are solved using hands-on activities, videos, and engaging lessons. We even create using art, music, and/or technology to generate a deeper understanding of the topic we are covering.

Our motto in our classroom, is that everyone can learn from anyone. If you were to walk in my class, you will see a student explaining a math problem to a group of other students with whiteboards, or another group discussing and explaining why plants are important to the world. Our goal is for everyone to success, so help everyone. It warms my heart when I see the joint effort my students put in to achieve their dreams.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students will increased collaboration and participation. Comfortable students are calm, focused, and productive. Students learn better when they have a chance to work together. Flexible seating allows students to easily pair up, work in small groups, or discuss as a whole class.

My job as a teacher is to make sure my students are well equipped with skills and characteristics that will prepare them for the 21st century workforce.

Those skills include collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, inventive thinking, and effective communication. These skills will come into play when it comes to getting hired and being successful in the workplace.

Flexible seating allows for a student-focused learning environment which supports the skills needed in the 21st century. With the furniture that I am requesting, I will be able to design an environment that supports individual and team learning. Also, the furniture will give my classroom a "home away from home" feel. Students will be more comfortable to voice their ideas. This will allow more students to contribute to student discussions, collaboration, and work time instead of just a select few.

Having these pieces of furniture will help me produce students that are ready for the 21st century workforce.

Ms. Thomas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Flip-Flop Couch Convertible Foam Loveseat for Kids, Red • Amazon Business $300.00 1 $300.00
SoftScape Butterfly Stool Modular Seating Set for Toddlers and Kids, Colorful Flexible Seating for Classrooms and Daycares (4-Piece Set) - Earthtone • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Flash Furniture Bar Height Table and Stool Set - YB-YJ922-GG • Amazon Business $95.65 1 $95.65
SDADI Mobile Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Home Office Desk with Standing and Seating 2 Modes Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$565.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$653.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.34

Total project goal

$768.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$768.94

7 Donors

-$515.12

Donations toward project cost

-$445.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.77

match offer

-$245.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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