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Mrs. Silva from Piedmont OK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Flexible Space Is Where Learning Takes Place!

My students need new and unique seating options to keep the creative juices flowing!

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello!

I will start this year in a smaller classroom and my goal is to make the most out of this space!

Flexible seating will be a great start!

My name is Sydney and I am gearing up to start my third year of teaching. I have spent the last two years teaching fourth grade in title I schools. This coming year I will be moving to third grade at Northwood Elementary and I couldn't be more excited!

I love teaching and love watching my students thrive, especially when faced with obstacles. During the past two years I have seen many students struggle with ADD, ADHD, and autism (just to name a few) in my classroom. It is those students who have inspired me to change things up and start a Donors Choose project for flexible seating!

I truly believe flexible seating options will benefit my students because I have seen it firsthand. In the past I have been able to come up with flexible options for a kiddo or two in my room, but because of the lack of resources I couldn't offer those same options to all students in my classroom.

My Project

My students will be able to take pillows to their desks or around the room. They will be able to keep their blood flowing with bouncy bands on their chairs. Each item on this list will allow my students to feel comfortable and ready to learn, while also encouraging them to take part in our classroom community and to take responsibility for their own learning.

Giving my students options like balance balls will include them in the decision making process, help them learn problem-solving skills, and allow them to take control of their learning.

Giving students an opportunity to be responsible will benefit them in all walks of life. Having options will force them to make a decision and see what has resulted from that decision. They will have to find a solution when someone takes the equipment that they hoped to use or when they aren't able to focus because of a new distraction. They will have to figure out which options work fabulously for them and which options aren't so fabulous! THEY will make decisions that will help them be the best they can be!

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adorox Set of 12 Standard Size Clipboards Clear Colorful Transparent Mix Assorted Colors (Multicolored 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
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 2 $39.98
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 2 $39.96
Set of 2-26 x 26 Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, Standard/White - MADE IN USA • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
HOME BRILLIANT Plush Velvet Corduroy Throw Euro Pillow Sham Cushion Cover for Sofa, 26 x 26 inch (66cm), Baby Pink • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Green 39x20" (100x50cm) & Blue 31x15" (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Stuffed Animal Storage Chair Cover, Soft Canvas&Handle, Kids Bean Bag Game Chair Perfect Storage Solution In The Bedroom - 38", Cactus Print • Amazon Business $23.80 1 $23.80
Kingnex Set of 2-18" x 18" Pillow Inserts Square Sham Stuffer Hypoallergenic Poly Pillow Form Insert, White • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fidget Kick Bouncy Chair Bands (5 Pack) - Education Supplies - SILENTLY Improves Focus For Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD OCD Autism and Sensory Tool - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Seats • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
HOME BRILLIANT Decorative Soft Velvet Corduroy Striped Square Throw Pillow Cushion Cover for Couch, 18 x 18 inch(45cm), Turquoise, 2 Packs • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Brewster Wall Pops WPE99065 Peel & Stick Calypso Dry-Erase Dots with Marker, 3-Count, 13x13 inch • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90

Materials cost

$281.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.75

Total project goal

$398.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.36

3 Donors

-$340.00

Donations toward project cost

-$292.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

match offer

-$54.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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