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Mrs. Loewith & Mrs. Nilsson from Burbank CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century: Ready, Set, Flexible Seating

My students need these flexible seating choices to help promote responsibility and creative thinking. Flexible seating options, like the DHP Euro sofa and the Flex-Space Balance Ball Seats, will be a wonderful conduit for collaboration.

  • $651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are so excited to be starting a new school year with a group of creative learners in second grade. We are looking forward to building a 21st Century collaborative learning community with these students. Our multicultural school has helped to create a strong foundation for this new type of learning. Although these students are still very young, we believe it is important they feel included in the learning process.

Our school has a strong focus on developing a curriculum surrounding 21st-century learning and preparing our children to be creative collaborators.

Through the integration of arts and technology, our school has started building a more engaging educational experience. With the addition of flexible seating, we will be giving our students the chance to take their learning an extra step forward with the option of choice.

My Project

Do you produce your best work in a cold, hard chair pushed into a desk where you are expected to stay for hours on end? Maybe. Maybe you work best in a warm, inviting space where you are free to move around; a space where you can choose where you will produce your best work; a space that is conducive to collaboration and creativity; a space where innovative thinking and problem solving can be fueled. If we, as adults, cannot produce our best work in the former, why should we expect children to?

In order to help create the next generation of innovators, we need to start from the bottom up with flexible seating.

Research shows when we give our students the power of choice with flexible seating they will be building strong higher-order thinking skills helping them become effective and efficient, independent problem solvers. It also shows when students are free to wobble or bounce-like they will be able to on their Flex-Space Balance Ball, lean- like they can choose to on their Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat, or stand they will increase the flow of oxygen to their brain, increase their blood flow and core strength making them more present learners. When students are comfortable, like they will be on their DHP Euro Sofa, they will be able to be more focused and productive. With traditional seating, students tend to get territorial over their area making it challenging to collaborate, when they have shared workspaces and community supplies, the students will be more accustomed to sharing spaces and viewing things in multiple perspectives. Researchers have discovered when the barriers of desks and chairs are removed, collaboration becomes easier and more effective promoting creativity and innovative thinking.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Euro Sofa Futon Loveseat with Chrome Legs and Adjustable Armrests - Black • Amazon Business $190.19 1 $190.19
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Stump • Amazon Business $10.19 6 $61.14
Acanva Hypoallergenic Pillow Insert Form Square Cushion Euro Sham, 18" x 18", White • Amazon Business $25.81 1 $25.81
Kithomer Inspirational Quote with Feather Arrow Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Covers Set of 4 Home Decor Pillow Case Cushion Cover for Sofa Bed 18 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57

Materials cost

$472.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$552.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.59

Total project goal

$650.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.58

8 Donors

-$645.28

Donations toward project cost

-$552.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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