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Mrs. Adams from Oswego IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ACEs Combated with Flexible Seating

My students need a variety of seating options like stools, balance balls and a bean bag to allow them to feel a sense of control in their learning environment that will lead to academic engagement.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Anxious, bouncy, creative, talkative, silent, and nervous! A few of the ways I would describe my nine and ten-year-old students. Although we bounce through our given curriculum daily, I focus on the emotional and social development of my students just as equally.

80% of students with academic concerns come to school with at least 3 ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

In order to best meet these students needs, we as educators must meet them at their social and emotional level. A way to do so is to create a collaborative classroom with a focus on safety, connection, and support. Finally, helping these students find an internal motivation and sense of engagement will help them to thrive in their academia.

My Project

Having a variety of seating choices for my students will allow them to have a choice in their learning environment at school. Many students come to school with unseen ACEs, making it difficult for them to focus on academics. By setting up a collaborative classroom with flexible seating, my students will begin to thrive academically. They need to feel safe, supported, and have a sense of community.

By adding flexible seating to the classroom, my students will begin to feel that their learning styles matter.

Each day students will be able to come to class and choose whether to stand, rock, or criss-cross applesauce at low tables when it comes time to take notes or work collaboratively.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maxim Child’s Adirondack Chair. Kids Outdoor Wood Patio Furniture for Backyard, Lawn & Deck • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Structures 8 Piece Heavy Duty Multi Height Bed Risers Set, 3"/5" or 8" • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.82 1 $53.82
ECR4Kids Junior Classic Bean Bag Chair, Blue (26") • Amazon Business $51.00 1 $51.00
Kids Floor Seats, 4-Pack - 16 inch KinderCushion, Comfortable 2 inches thick Circles, Story Time Cushions for school or home, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96

Materials cost

$334.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.24

Total project goal

$434.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.94

2 Donors

-$434.94

Donations toward project cost

-$369.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.24

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$0.00

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