You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Christensen from North Pole AK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Seating for My Classroom

Help me give my students flexible seating options, with inflatables ball seats.

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach high school English in a diverse, semi-rural community of learners in the heart of Alaska, one of the coldest places in the country. Despite the cold, my students are always energetic and full of life. Their brightness and sense of humor makes our school and our classroom warm and fun. We laugh every time we meet.

Life isn't easy up here in the far north, but all my students are hard workers and I know I can count on them to do their best.

Some students live in dry cabins while other students work at family owned businesses part-time. Many are transplants to this area and some will only be here a few years before their families move on. Therefore, building healthy and thriving relationships is central to our classroom.

My Project

Much research has shown the severe dangers of sitting for long periods of time, and those dangers are even more important to consider for the youth in today's classrooms. Furthermore, children and teens are energetic and sometimes fidgety, and there's a growing body of research showing that flexible seating options like standing desks, wobble stools, inflatable balls, bean bag chairs, and more can improve students' focus and attention.

I have already put the effort in to completely revitalize my English classroom, and I have already included bean bag chairs, floor cushions and standing desk options for my students, which are utilized with high frequency.

Please help me round out my flexible seating options with these inflatable yoga seats. I want to provide active seating options, like these inflatable ball seats, so that my students have the opportunity to be more active during the day.

Ms. Christensen
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Christensen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vivora Luno - Sitting Ball Chair for Office and Home, Lightweight Self-Standing Ergonomic Posture Activating Exercise Ball Solution with Handle & Cover, Classroom & Yoga • Amazon Business $45.99 5 $229.95

Materials cost

$229.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$3.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.09

Total project goal

$313.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$313.94

6 Donors

-$311.36

Donations toward project cost

-$266.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"North Pole","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4054262],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3875372,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/active-seating-for-my-classroom/3875372/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":120,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Christensen","authorIds":{"4054262":{"owner":"Ms. Christensen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3875372],"proposalHash":"1556478621","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4054262_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1478333713047","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20874135,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzIyNDY1NQ==","NDI1NTk2NQ==","NTE5ODkxNA==","NjMzMDUzNQ==","NjMzMzQ5OQ==","NjI0OTY3Mg=="],"teacherId":4054262,"schoolCounty":"Fairbanks North Star","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AK","name":"Alaska"}}