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Mrs. Atkins from Oak Harbor WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Flexible Way to Learn!

My students need flexible seating and sensory tools to help enrich their learning. Many of my students have difficulty focusing and tools like ball chairs and bean bags to provide an alternative to sitting in a desk.

  • $702 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Choices classroom is a self-contained classroom that consists of 16 students. The students in my classroom receive extra support in academic areas and support with social emotional development. We have 16 students in our classroom in grades 5 and 6. As students make gains in their social and emotional development they begin to try small chunks of their day within the general education environment.

In our classroom we set goals and celebrate student success.

We are working on building skills that range from taking a break when students are frustrated to building friendships/relationships. We access the general education content in different to allow the students to be successful and learn in a way that meets their needs.

My Project

Flexible seating will allow my students to make the choices that work best for them. During work times they can choose a tool in the classroom that works for them. Many of my students have a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism and will benefit from flexible seating in the classroom. The sensory tools like water beads and kinetic sand will allow students to take a break and refocus and return to their work.

We are also asking for a subscription to Scholastic News to enrich our social studies lessons in the classroom.

Scholastic News provides great visuals and helps teach social studies concepts in a different way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grades 5/6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 5/6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 18 $103.50
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $30.00 2 $60.00
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Purple), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
12 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back And ON/OFF Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown(White,Blue,Orange) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $28.85 1 $28.85
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (12-Pack) - Improves Focus in the Classroom for School Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band – Silent and Non-Disruptive • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sand Timer VAGREEZ 4 Colors Hourglass Sand Timer Clock Toothbrush Timer 1min / 2mins / 5mins /10mins for Kids Games Classroom Home Office Kitchen Use (Pack of 4) (B-P-G-G) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
National Geographic Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
National Geographic Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Purple) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Water Beads(50000 Beads) Rainbow Mixed Water Gel Orbeez Beads Pearls for Water Beads Pool, Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$504.33

Vendor shipping charges

$10.35

State sales tax

$44.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$596.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.24

Total project goal

$701.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$701.61

11 Donors

-$514.07

Donations toward project cost

-$436.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.11

Matching donations from our partners

-$187.54

Match offers toward project cost

-$159.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.13

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$0.00

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