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Ms. Semler from Yuma AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ACTIVE Seating

My students need flexible seating, so they can be comfortable and active in their learning environment with the exercise ball chairs and active stools, by allowing them to stem and work at the same time.

  • $1,109 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a very special and unique group of kiddos. They attend G.R.H.S. and are a part of our special education program. We are located in a small town in Arizona, where there are not many services available for students with disabilities. This is why our school strives to make sure that our students with disabilities receive the best experience they can while they are with us.

My class has a variety of students with different ability levels, but they all share one thing in common.

They all love to SMILE! Let me tell you, their smiles will brighten your day. This is why the building we are located in is called the SHINE building. My students shine so bright and will welcome anyone with open arms!

My Project

My students are in the same classroom for 4 out of 6 periods a day, each and every single day. I try to make my lessons as engaging and interactive as possible; however, it still doesn't allow my students to be as active as they need in order to focus on their academic work. My students were invited to go to a training where they were seated on exercise ball chairs, regular classroom chairs, and the wobble "active" stools. We noticed that my students who were sitting in these active and flexible chairs were more productive and were able to stem from their seat. Other students, were continuously getting out of their chairs and moving around the classroom.

These new active seats would allow my students to burn off energy and stem while they are still sitting in their seats.

This will result in more work being completed and fewer behaviors in the classroom.

Ms. Semler
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sivan Exercise Ball Chair • $93.99 3 $281.97
OFM Orbit Curved-based Active Stool 18 Inch High - Vinyl Orange (2818-ATV-V-OR) • $92.99 2 $185.98
OFM Orbit Series Active Stool 18 Inch High - Vinyl Green (2818-ATV-V-GRN) • $92.99 2 $185.98
OFM Orbit Curved-based Active Stool 18 Inch High - Vinyl Blue (2818-ATV-V-BLU) • $92.99 2 $185.98

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