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  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Gaffield
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Adjusting to Flexible Seating

My students need new furniture, like Wobble Chairs, for their classroom to provide a space conducive to their individual comfort level in order to produce even more amazing work than they are creating now.

My Students

As my students walk in the the room in the morning, the once empty desks transform to a sea of diversity. Beginning our academic day (and throughout), I ask these little people, "Shall we learn about...?" They reply in eager unison, "We shall!" I look about, seeing little faces ready, willing and able to to tackle the next task that awaits them.

I teach at a school in Los Angeles with a 60% Title 1 population, and 70% of my class are English Language Learners, and others whom have recently been reclassified.

All my students know they are a part of our special community and that everyone brings something unique to the table. This side or that of the socio-economical spectrum, skin shade or cultural background they are equals and deserve an equitable education... an amazing one at that!

This school year, I am excited to have a classroom of 24 children and more than ten...ten different home languages! How much culture is that?! All in one room...and it's not even the U.N. All the same, we're preparing to lead.

My Project

Our classroom has standard-issue desks and chairs... for which I am totally grateful! It seems though, wherever I look, I am reading about flexible seating, the benefits of flexible seating, the testimonials of teachers who've opted for flexible seating. Really, who wouldn't rather go to a coffee shop than a classroom? Right?

Creating a more comfortable space can lower students' affective filter, thereby allowing students to more freely share their thoughts and ideas, while promoting collaboration.

The Wobble Chairs and balance balls will, also, help my more active student by providing a seating that will allow them to move AND focus on instruction. In short, my goal is to create a space for my students, my mathematicians, my scientists, my readers, my authors and my engineers to feel comfortable to promote a safe place for them to learn and create.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $65.95 2 $131.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $65.95 2 $131.90
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
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

$343.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.41

Total project goal

$482.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.74

9 Donors

-$366.86

Donations toward project cost

-$312.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.28

match offer

-$115.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Google.org and 9 other donors.

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