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Ms. Kamila from Springfield Gardens NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Product of Our Environment

Help me give my students flexible seating to ensure a better learning environment based on their unique needs.

  • $774 goal

This project expired on July 3, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Where to begin...my students are my educators, my mentors, my push to be a better teacher. I am a Special Education teacher, in a self contained class of 12:1:1 in a Title 1 (low income/high poverty) School. Every day I walk into my classroom I am astonished at how far each of my kids have come. From the selectively mute student, who refuses to speak unless it is to curse-who now is able to ask to use the restroom "May I please use the bathroom Ms.Kamila". To my emotional disturbed students who cannot use words to express themselves and instead result to vandalizing the room and fighting to now ripping up a piece of paper instead to express their anger. To my quiet, sheltered students who are now participating in school plays.

There is no such thing as a bad kid, just young conflicted minds trying to express their needs and wants without structure or guidance and that is what we as educators are here to accomplish.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to foster their needs for learning. Given that my class consists of 12 students of diverse needs as well as consisting of a bridge class of Kindergarten, First grade, and Second grade it is difficult to offer them the same type of learning experiences and in this case the same type of seating arrangements. For example my Kindergarten kids must sit in a chair which allows both feet to be placed on the ground, however if I have the same type of chairs for all my students my Second graders would be severely uncomfortable.

"Fair isn't everyone getting the same, fair is everyone getting what they need to be successful".

In this case it is as simple as providing them with various seating arrangements to promote their best learning ability. When people are comfortable they are able to focus more on the work presented to them, this is further confirmed when applied to children and even more so when applied to those with disabilities.

Please help me, help them be the best version of themselves.

Ms. Kamila
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Yellow • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Green • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Red • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Red) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Orange • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Learn Happy Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fidget Toys 21 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Mesh and Marble Toys/Rainbow Magic Ball/Bike Chain/Stretchy String/Stress Balls/Mochi Squishies Cats for ADHD Autism Anxiety Reliever • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
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 1 $19.98
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 Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
URBNFit Balance Disc Stability Wobble (Plastic, Pink) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$618.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$657.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.00

Total project goal

$773.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$773.32

13 Donors

-$538.32

Donations toward project cost

-$457.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.75

match offer

-$235.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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