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Mrs. Colarik from Madison OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Classroom Seating For Active Learning!

My students need active seating options while in a class that promotes activity!

  • $757 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I see over 800 incredibly creative and caring students each year. More than a third of my students come from low income households. Their ages range from 11-14. Each child has different aspirations, needs, abilities, and goals.

Many students are constantly fidgeting and need movement to help them focus.

Activity breaks are constantly given to redirect their focus. These students need and want to move and be active whether in the classroom or in the gym and benefit when given the chance.

My Project

Having students learn in an active setting will allow them an opportunity to move while learning about a healthy lifestyle. Students spend the majority of the day being asked to sit still for 40 minutes or more at a time.

Studies show that movement plays a crucial role in retaining knowledge and improves focus.

Giving my students several options while in a typical sit down and learn setting will help to keep them focused during this time. Students who are using the wobble chair and fidget kick bouncy chair bands will be able to "fidget" without being distracted and distracting others.

The main goal of having this active seating is to keep students actively moving while learning in an environment which is traditionally a sit down and sit still environment. Telling students how important it is to be active and then asking the to sit still for long periods of time is not beneficial to their learning.

Mrs. Colarik
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Black • Amazon Business $76.45 4 $305.80
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Green • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
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 Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 6 $101.94
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 4 $55.96

Materials cost

$603.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$642.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.42

Total project goal

$756.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$756.13

3 Donors

-$751.13

Donations toward project cost

-$638.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.67

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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