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Mrs. Alexander from Amarillo TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Fostering Community and Choice

My students need flexible seating options so that they are able to take personal responsibility for their learning.

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our classroom we love to move. Many chants and cheers we do as a class involve movements and yelling math at the top of our lungs! This coming year our big goal is to build classroom community. We have three tables, sixteen individual desks (still grouped) and a small group table used for remediation. I am slowly introducing flexible seating options so they may have better ownership of their personal learning styles.

In this class, we want to foster a sense of unity through sharing thoughts, working as a team and having fun while learning!

My fifth graders are in a critical stage of learning who they are and what they want to contribute as a person to this world. I would love nothing more than to be a facilitator in their personal growth!

My Project

In order to foster a classroom geared towards community, I have majority of the desks in groups along with three tables raised at different heights. My small group table is for intervention/remediation where I would like to use the colorful stools. One table is raised on risers for students who may want to work while standing or sit on the bar stools. There is a table I have taking the extenders from the legs in order for the students to sit on the carpet and work from. The last table is raised a little higher to give the students the options of working on their knees; it is on the carpet.

I want to welcome movement in the classroom and encourage my students' involvement in their learning.

Flexible seating allows students to take responsibility of their learning and choose what option best suits their learning style. I believe in order for us to build a healthy community in the classroom, they must feel comfortable and confident.

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Dry Erase Board - 4THOUGHT 48X36 inches Whiteboard Wall-Mounted Magnetic Bulletin Board with Aluminium Frame and Removable Marker Tray, Includes 4 Dry Erase Markers, 12 Magnets and 2 Erasers • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.61 1 $51.61
ETA hand2mind VersaTiles Answer Case (Single) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Regency 1620RD Glow 15" Stool, Red • Amazon Business $43.70 1 $43.70
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10 Pack) - Improves Focus in the School for Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Stretchy Feet Band (10) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pencil Sharpener, Electrical Pencil Sharpeners for Colored Pencils, Small Electric Exacti Cordless Pencil Sharpener Battery Operated, for Adults, Kids, School/Classroom/Office/Home (Adapter Included) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Wisetime Decimal Kit • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
ETA hand2mind 42188 Rainbow Fraction and Decimal Tiles, Plastic (Set of 51) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54

Materials cost

$393.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.83

Total project goal

$505.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$505.53

10 Donors

-$502.88

Donations toward project cost

-$429.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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