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Ms. Hill from Sandy UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Flexible Approach to Social Emotional Learning!

Help me give my students flexible seating and access to multicultural books that teach social emotional learning!

  • $1,073 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love each and every one of my 24 students and I love coming to work every day and having the opportunity to make truly meaningful differences in their lives. My students are kind, fun, silly, curious, and love to come to school each day to learn and have fun, and I will do everything I can to ensure that they have the tools to be successful. COVID-19 has made a tremendous impact on my students' lives over the course of the past year and a half. My students have been discouraged time and time again due to social distancing, assigned seating, canceled field trips and assemblies, which has been really challenging for their social emotional development. This is especially challenging since more than a third of my students come from low-income households.

However, even with all of the challenges they have faced, they are so resilient and never fail to inspire me with their positive attitudes and enthusiasm for learning.

I am so excited to see their reactions when they see all the new amazing books and seating in our classroom, they deserve a win!!!

My Project

Having flexible classroom seating and access to multicultural books that foster social emotional learning will help establish a positive classroom environment that excites and encourages students to come to school each day.

These resources will help me get my students excited about learning and teach critical social, emotional, and wellness skills that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, it is imperative that students have access to flexible seating so that they can spread out around the classroom. Flexible seating also allows students to bounce, wobble, and rock in their seats, which increases blood flow and helps students focus. They also love it, and this will help me establish a warm, welcoming, and positive classroom environment! This combined with daily social emotional lessons on strong feelings, kindness, empathy, grit, and growth-mindset, through a variety of multicultural books, will help to bridge the social emotional gap that has widened since the start of the pandemic.

Ms. Hill
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Zenergy Ball Chair, Grass, Low Profile, Active Seating • Amazon Business $90.37 3 $271.11
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Kids Floor Desk, Flexible Seating for Schools, Classrooms and Homeschool, One-Piece Writing Table, Alternative Seating, 10-Pack - Black • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Big Joe Classic Beanbag Smartmax, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $59.03 2 $118.06
SoftScape 15 inch Round Floor Cushions with Handles; Flexible Seating for in-Home Distance Learning, Daycare, Preschool, Classroom; 2 inch Thick Deluxe Foam (6-Piece) - Contemporary • Amazon Business $67.93 1 $67.93
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $9.58 2 $19.16
Grow Happy • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Because Amelia Smiled • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kindness is my Superpower: A children's Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: A Growth Mindset Book for Kids to Stretch and Shape Their Brains • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes: A Growth Mindset Book For Kids To Promote Self Esteem • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74

Materials cost

$868.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$911.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.92

Total project goal

$1,072.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,072.82

3 Donors

-$1,067.53

Donations toward project cost

-$911.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$155.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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