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Mrs. Cumberland from Marietta GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Seating for Sensory Seeking

My students need flexible seating, such as balance ball seats and wobble chairs, to fulfill their sensory needs.

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a small group of students in a self contained low incidence autism classroom grades k-2 at a Title I elementary school. My students are non verbal communicators with many sensory and functional needs.

My students are not only learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, but most importantly, they are learning to interact, socialize, and communicate with others effectively.

They rely on many teachers and therapists to teach them how to navigate the world around them. Our goal is to help them gain the skills they need to become independent in their daily living skills. My students and I work hard. Even play is work for us! But we have a lot of fun with all the learning we do.

My Project

My students struggle with sensory issues that often times make it more difficult to attend to and participate in activities during class. Active seating helps to correct these issues by promoting movement; keeping the body more engaged and allowing for the stimuli their bodies need, helping them to be more attentive in class.

A student seated on a ball chair can bounce in place allowing for the sensory input they need to focus on their lessons as well as muscle tone and posture improvement.

Wobble chairs can help activate core muscles as well as leg activity. As a child sinks into a beanbag chair, it molds itself around their body, providing calming proprioceptive sensory stimulation.

By using active seating, children may be able to focus better during quiet activities such as reading, listening, and learning.

Mrs. Cumberland
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR124GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CK30RD - Big Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$404.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.75

Total project goal

$551.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.66

9 Donors

-$492.84

Donations toward project cost

-$426.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.43

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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