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Mrs. Grysko from Woodhaven MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Comfortable Classroom Environment Promotes Engagement

My students need a variety of comfortable seating options for the classroom. They need Wobble Chairs, balance balls, and bean bag chairs.

  • $649 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I can honestly say that I teach some of the most amazing students. These first graders inspire me each and every day. They have no idea how much they help me grow as an educator and as a person. I strive to give these children the best education possible. They deserve it!

As a class, we have worked hard to establish a culture of positive self-talk, kindness, and peer encouragement.

Through flexible seating, my students will have even more options to collaborate and work with others.

I have a room full of students that are passionate about learning. Our school is PreK-5th grade with over 500 students. We are a Title I school with more than 50% of our students on free or reduced lunch. Our staff, students, and parents have worked hard over the last three years to be honored as a Leader in Me school. We strive to create a culture of leaders. Leader in Me is modeled after Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Happy Kids. My students work each day to emulate the qualities of leaders. I am so blessed to be these children's teacher.

My Project

My goal is to create a space that children want to come to each morning and learn. I want a space that promotes collaborative learning, team work, problem solving, and discussion. I want my students to feel comfortable and safe. Through flexible seating, I believe that I can achieve these goals.

Flexible seating will allow my students to choose where and how they would like to learn.

Would it be at stand up desk? How about a "wiggle seat?" Maybe today it will be the stability ball or bean bag chair? All of these options promote movement and movement increases engagement. When students are engaged, they are learning.

Over the past two years, I have experimented with flexible seating, and I have seen an increase in student growth and achievement. My students are more eager to learn and enjoy the responsibility that comes with choosing their own work spot.

At this time, students take turns using the flexible seating options, while many are stuck in plastic chairs. I am looking forward to launching an ENTIRE classroom of flexible seating options this school year! With your help, there will be a special work space for ALL of my students!

Mrs. Grysko
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Black - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $36.85 2 $73.70

Materials cost

$513.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$551.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.28

Total project goal

$648.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$648.52

9 Donors

-$508.52

Donations toward project cost

-$432.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.28

match offer

-$140.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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