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Ms. Lan from Madera CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When We Read We Succeed: Creating a Reading Space

Help me give my students flexible seating chairs and a library bookcase for reading time.

  • $847 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are my children away from home. I have been blessed to work with amazing high school students and each day I am so happy to interact and build a community that is safe for them. I teach my students to use their voices for change and to not be afraid to stand up for what is right. I teach a wide variety of students who come from homes with both parents and loving relationships to students who have to be the caregivers for younger siblings or grandparents because their parents are working multiple jobs to provide the basic necessities.

No matter the home that they come from, whenever my students walk into my classroom, I want them to feel safe, accepted, welcome, respected and comfortable.

I believe that when students feel this way, even the most unmotivated ones will at least try for their teacher, and often times they will not just try, they will do for them what they may not do for another teacher all because that teacher made them feel safe and accepted. Some of my most unmotivated will jump at the chance to help me in the classroom.

My Project

Reading and writing go hand in hand. I chose bean bags chairs to provide flexible seating for students who do not function well in traditional classroom seats.

When students are exposed to good reading consistently, research has shown, that their reading and writing skills increase significantly.

I want to provide that opportunity and space in my classroom. My current bookshelf is falling apart and I would love to have flexible seating as a way to give my students a comfortable space to read. My goal is to provide a room library and space for students to read independently and have book talks among their peers.

If I can provide a space I know they will improve their reading overall.

Ms. Lan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elite Sitsational Single Seater Bean Bag, Suede, Lipstick Red, 31"H x 39"W x 43"L • Staples Advantage $149.99 1 $149.99
Majestic Home Goods Outdoor Polyester Plantation Bean Bag Chair Lounger, Navy Blue • Quill.com $134.99 1 $134.99
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Oversized Solid Bean Bag Chair, Navy Blue • Staples Advantage $107.19 1 $107.19
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Oversized Dot Bean Bag Chair, Lavender • Staples Advantage $107.19 1 $107.19
Elite Animal Print Adult Pure Bead Bean Bag, Fabric, Black/White, 26"H x 34"W x 32"D • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99
Hayden 3-Shelf Laminate Bookcase, Hilton Cherry • Quill.com $53.99 1 $53.99

Materials cost

$623.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$719.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.01

Total project goal

$846.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$846.74

1 Donor

-$846.74

Donations toward project cost

-$719.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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