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Mrs. Ciesiun from Oak Forest IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Seats Are Not Created Equal!

My students need flexible seating options to meet their individual learning needs.

  • $503 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 6th grade ELA and social studies. The students I teach are entering their first year of middle school. My students come from two different feeder schools, so there are a lot of big changes taking place during their 6th grade year.

My goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable and can grow as learners and individuals.

The middle school years can be very challenging for some, which is why I strive to provide a positive middle school experience to all of my students.

My Project

As adults, we would find it very difficult to sit for an extended amount of time in a traditional desk, yet, we ask our students to do this on a daily basis. Flexible seating is an upward trend in education, and often times middle school teachers forget that the need for flexible seating extends beyond grades K-5.

My students would benefit from having different seating options available to them in the classroom.

My goal for this school year, is to provide a comfortable learning environment for all of my students. For some, this might be a traditional desk, but all seats are not created equal and students need more seating options.

I will use the futon to create a comfortable space, where students can work either independently or with a small group. Independent reading is one of the daily components of my class, so the futon will also provide a great spot for students to sit and read their book of choice. The bean bag chairs will be placed in the library corner of my room to create a quiet space for independent reading. They can also be moved around the room for students to use during small group work and for students to sit on during our whole group instruction. The folding chairs will provide a great alternative seat for any student who need a break from their desk. They can also be used when working in small groups, and since they fold up, then can be easily be stored and moved around as the students move around in their groups.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Convertible Couch With Chrome Legs Quickly Converts into a Bed, Black Faux Leather • Amazon Business $170.53 1 $170.53
GOJOOASIS Folding Moon Saucer Chair Children's Day Gift Faux Fur Foldable Club Seat for TV Living Room Dorm (S, Blue) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.87 2 $71.74
REDCAMP Folding Bungee Web Chair for Teens Kids Adults, 31x31.5x31.5 inches, Grey&Pink • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99

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