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Ms. Seavey from Burton MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Space to Call My Own

My students need collaborative space, and opportunities to move while learning.

  • $489 goal

This project expired on June 22, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in an urban district adjacent to Flint, MI. My students are a diverse group of learners who work hard to overcome a multitude of obstacles. That said, they are brilliant. Their ability to find excitement and joy within the subjects that they are learning never ceases to amaze me.

To that end, I have become interested in the idea of flexible seating.

Honestly, I have been moving towards this idea for some time. Most teachers move their students to seats that they believe will better suit their learning style, give them a better focus on the material, or afford them a more agreeable orientation. I am, as always, impressed with how a subtle change in environment can have such a marked result in both performance and achievement.

My Project

My students are part of a district with a 92% rate of at-risk. They are beautiful, energetic, and eager to learn. Many of them have trouble settling down in a standard seating arrangement. In addition, many of my students do no have a place of their own in their own homes. Whether it is due to a transient lifestyle, moving in and/or out of the homes of family and friends, or sharing relatively small spaces with many siblings, they are fascinated with the idea of choice and space.

The objects that I choose will allow my students to find a space of their own.

A space in which they can focus and work to the best of their abilities. The seating cubes will work with the ottoman and couch I have to increase collaborative work space, and the under desk swing peddles will help to ease the excess energy my students create while creating.

Ms. Seavey
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOVR Under Desk Leg Swing - Sitting Exercise for Weight Loss, Increased Circulation, Burning Calories (Black) • Amazon Business $74.99 3 $224.97
Folding Storage Ottoman, Homkit Large Faux Leather Folding Storage Box with Lid Non - Toxic / Nil Odor Cube Foot Rest Stool Seat Black • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
HOVR Under Desk Leg Swing - Sitting Exercise for Weight Loss, Increased Circulation, Burning Calories (Black) • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99

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