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Ms. Buckwalter from Lancaster PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

With Comfort and Time, We Can Learn to Read Better

Help me give my students access to flexible seating and incentives for learning to read better to change their lives.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with special education students in an urban school district. We work together on phonics skills to help them learn how to read. My students are diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Other Health Impairments, or Emotional Disturbances.

I love seeing the reading growth that they make throughout the year and to know that their lives are changing in a positive manner.

Having students in middle school come to me and tell me that they are now realizing that there are words on signs in the community and that they can order off a menu on their own for the first time makes me smile when coming to work each day.

My Project

I teach in an urban school district and many of my students have significant trauma or poverty issues. Many of them are reluctant readers and come to my class with skills at a 2nd-grade level at best.

Providing a space where they can sit in comfortable chairs, and have access to some incentives for reading better allows them to practice the phonics skills that they are lacking.

My students know that they struggle with reading and often tell me that they hate to read. As the year goes on and they learn the skills necessary to read independently I love watching them find comfy areas in the room to curl up and read a book. Through this project, I would like to create more of those spaces so that they are not fighting to be the first one to the comfy rotation.

Ms. Buckwalter
Grades 6-8
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
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 4 $139.88
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 10 Cubes, 52 Tissues per Cube • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43109 • Amazon Business $9.69 3 $29.07
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.52 2 $23.04
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Dozen Box, Blue Ink (31021) • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $6.63 3 $19.89
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don’t give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great calligraphy words to help melt stress away. (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
An Inspirational Colouring Book For Everyone: Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76

Materials cost

$285.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.49

Total project goal

$376.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.61

5 Donors

-$266.00

Donations toward project cost

-$226.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.90

match offer

-$110.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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