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Mrs. Stearny from Bradford TN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Just Here to Read

Help me give my students a comfortable area to read. They would absolutely love the bean bag chairs and our novel sets are currently held together with packing tape.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title I school that is 70% free or reduced price lunch. The culture of our has improved greatly in the last ten years. When I first started teaching in this district, students would say things like "I can't do that I'm from X," and "Nobody from X goes to college." I'm so happy to see that my students have begun to believe in themselves and their abilities.

My students, in all grades, are lively, curious, and love to read.

We already have a board in the classroom that is filled with titles of books they have read independently. They are bright, funny, and voracious readers, and I want them to continue to grow as readers. Being comfortable will encourage them to read more in class and hopefully out of class as well.

My Project

My students would love to study Frankenstein, The Giver, The Importance of Being Earnest, and do independent reading in the bean bag chairs and yoga balls. They love to get comfortable and read. Plus this kind of seating allows students who have trouble sitting still in traditional seats to be able to move without distracting others.

I want to do everything I can to encourage my students to love reading a book.

Students need to be able to read in a comfortable setting. I don't want them to think that reading is a punishment. That's why I would like to provide them with beanbags and yoga balls to use when reading and working in small groups. One of the most popular series in my class library is the Curse Worker Series by Holly Black, and it is time to replace those.

Additionally, I am asking for hanging files and file folders that students use as mailboxes for returned work and a communication station, as well as colored paper that students use for projects and foldables.

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This project will reach 39 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch (Spicy Lime) • Amazon Business $35.00 3 $105.00
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Red Glove (The Curse Workers) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Avery Ready Index Table of Contents Dividers, 8-Tab Set, 6 Sets (11186) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
White Cat (The Curse Workers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Black Heart (The Curse Workers) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
The Importance of Being Earnest • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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