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Mrs. Walter from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are Just Getting Started

My students need alternative seating for their reading centers and construction paper and scissors to help build their kinesthetic skills.

  • $804 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students are mainly Hispanic and African American, from the highest poverty level, and 100% of our children receive free breakfast and lunch. They are low-performing and have the highest percentage of single mothers in the district. Our students are also foster children and several live with grandparents and other relatives other than their parents. A large percentage of our students take home backpacks from the Food for Kids program from the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. Every day my students are faced with traumatic life events which hinder their ability to learn and grow as readers. Yet, they are eager to learn every day but need a bright, inviting, and exciting learning environment to have the best chances at success. With all the challenges they face, I need to give them the best learning opportunities especially since they are at the beginning stages of learning!

My Project

Do you have young, wiggly, active children who cannot stay still? My kindergarten students are young learners who need to have alternative seatings that will allow them to work in a comfortable environment and still be focused on learning to read. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. They can stay engaged in their reading and become more involved in their learning. Especially since most of them have never been in a school setting. The flexible seating will provide opportunities for successes rather than confining them to possible failure.

I want to ensure our students are comfortable as possible to help keep them motivated on learning and focused on reading.

My students also need building blocks and writing materials to gain kinesthetic skills. The magnetic designer will help build hand-eye coordination. With schools having little to no funding, all of these materials will give my students the opportunity to learn in a comfortable environment and gain the necessary skills to be successful life-long readers.

Mrs. Walter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR122BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
CR122RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
CK20RD - Little Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
ZZ174 - Stack & Build Soft Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.95 1 $29.95
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
TA2611 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Grade 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
TA2611 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Grade 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38

Materials cost

$595.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$683.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.55

Total project goal

$803.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$803.68

2 Donors

-$803.68

Donations toward project cost

-$683.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.55

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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