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Mrs. Bembry from Stone Mountain GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Flexibility And Comfort!

Help me give my students flexible seating options to come inside a comfortable, positive learning environment.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are "Gladiators"! They come to school prepared and ready to learn despite the obstacles they face daily. My school is a Title I school, so over 90% of the students come from low-income families and receive free or reduced lunch.

Although many of the students face hardships they look forward to coming to school.

It is their place of solitude to get away from the problems at home. They work hard and put forth an honest effort to ensure their success in this challenging environment. They are eager to connect with the content and apply their knowledge to real-world experiences. My students genuinely want to succeed in this amazing subject and I am here to help them accomplish their goals. The classroom is where they are free to make mistakes and grow from them.

My Project

Sitting at a desk in a hard chair for long periods of time, Monday through Friday, is not comfortable for me as a teacher. I have observed this behavior in my students as well. There are days where I may decide to teach in the hallway, the computer lab, or attempt to change the way the seats are organized. However, in many classrooms students do not have a choice in the type of seating that will best help them to learn and stay engaged. Also, the classrooms in my school are fairly small to house over 30 students. The desks take up much of the space, which hinders students from true collaboration inside the classroom.

In middle school, I believe students should begin to become more independent learners.

Finding out how they learn best and understand that SUCCESS comes from GROWTH!

To solve these issues, I have decided to use flexible seating. Flexible seating is the first step towards independent learning. Instead of students being told what to do, or in this case, where to sit, students have the opportunity to be given a choice. This encourages them to communicate and collaborate with their peers. In addition, it will help build their creativity and critical thinking skills.

Students will have the option to sit at bar tables, on the floor, in bean bag chairs, on a couch, a table, standing desks area, and in traditional desks. This classroom setup will help with classroom management and allow for students to take ownership of their learning. These students deserve to have innovative and meaningful learning experiences. This will no longer be just MY classroom, but OUR place of LEARNING!

Mrs. Bembry
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $84.41 2 $168.82
Big Joe Flip Lounger, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $53.90 2 $107.80

Materials cost

$276.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.21

Total project goal

$388.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.07

4 Donors

-$163.00

Donations toward project cost

-$138.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.45

match offer

-$225.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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