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Mrs. Grieshaber from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEAP Personalized Learning Challenge - Flex Seating for Our Future

My students need flexible seating options for our classroom setup. I would like many more options to optimize their engagement and adapt to their learning style.

  • $2,112 goal

This project expired on September 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my second grade students! They are active, engaged kinesthetic learners. Since the revolution of flexible seating, my students have been motivated to choose their just right seat each day. They enjoy sitting on yoga balls, stools and using tables rather than desks. They love technology and use iPads daily. This group is creative, motivated and always making me laugh and smile. We love listening to music and being the as positive and focused as we can be. They have adapted well to the ever changing seating arrangements in our classroom, so I am writing this to reward them for their flexibility and suggestions. After all, if my students are happy and comfortable, everything will fall into place for them at school. I would love to have more options for seating to please my students on the move and those who prefer a quiet working space. I would move to third grade with this class in a heartbeat. We are a family!

My Project

Student choice has revolutionized the way my classroom is run. As the year progressed, my goal was to change and add something exciting and new to our classroom seating arrangement and flexible seating each month. I have painted tables, gone garage saling and repourposed furniture whenever I could, but that furniture just didn’t always last. My students get so excited, engaged and inspired when working at a flexible seating option that it is making me see a clearer picture. Students need differential seating options just as we differentiate our instruction as teachers. If I were to be granted the option to give my students that excitement and joy with longevity through these seating options, their memorable experiences would hopefully last throughout thier lifetime and they will remember second grade as a positive experience filled with fun and choice!

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC153 - Flex-Space Student Lap Desk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 6 $359.94
JJ457 - Classic Birch Classroom Stool • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 6 $299.94
PP344 - Comfy Couch Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
CR126RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
CK30RD - Big Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CK30BU - Big Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$1,738.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,794.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$316.73

Total project goal

$2,111.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,111.54

11 Donors

-$1,815.07

Donations toward project cost

-$1,552.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$262.51

Matching donations from our partners

-$285.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$242.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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