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Ms. Welke from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

29 First Graders! What is Best for Them?

Help me give my students alternatives to traditional chairs in the classroom such as wobble chairs and wobble cushions, as well as earmuffs to help with sensory issues.

  • $315 goal

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My Students

My school is located in an urban school district. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our school is large and diverse, but we remain a close knit community. Our students' families are active in our classrooms and they truly care about their student's success. Each student in my classroom brings with them both strengths and challenges.

My students are kind, thoughtful, energetic and eager to participate.

We are a very large class, and we do have a lot of students who struggle with sitting for long periods of time. I always try to incorporate movement breaks for my students, but I still have a few who need to be able to wiggle and move more frequently in order to be successful in the classroom each day. My goal is to have every single one of my students reaching their full potential.

My Project

Allowing students to have the option to move and wiggle when sitting on the carpet or at their desks will lengthen the amount of time they can focus and be engaged in the task at hand. In return, this will help with their stamina. First grade is a year where tremendous growth takes place and I want each of my students' needs to be met.

I recognize that each student brings with them their own unique characteristics to my classroom and offering these resources will provide an optimal learning environment.

Giving students the option to sit in the Kore Patented Wobble Chair, or the AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion will allow students to be engaged longer because they can move and work at the same time. I also added a pair of Snug Kids Earmuffs to my project because I have a student who struggles with sensory issues, and noise cancelling headphones help him feel safe and comfortable in the classroom.

Ms. Welke
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $15.90 5 $79.50
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75

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