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  • $753 goal

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Mrs. Landau
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Alternative Classroom Seating

My students need wobble chairs, balance balls, and therabands (to put around the legs of normal chairs) for alternative seating in our classroom.

My Students

The biggest challenge I have had teaching first grade is finding a way for students to stay engaged in the lesson we are doing and being able to stay on task when they are reading or doing classwork. Having alternative seating for them to choose from would greatly improve their ability to do this.

I teach first grade in a small community.

There are usually 2 classrooms for each grade level, and class sizes average anywhere from 15-20 students. Many of our students come from lower income families who cannot contribute as much when it comes to classroom supplies, so many of us teachers purchase these items out of our own pockets.

My Project

If my students had alternative seating in our classroom, they would be able to find the type of seat that would benefit them best so that they can stay engaged in our lessons, finish work and stay on task without losing focus and disturbing others. I have 5 round tables in my classroom, and each table will have different types of seating available such as wobble chairs, balance balls, chairs with therabands around the legs, and regular chairs. These alternative seating choices will give my students the opportunity to move and exert energy while still paying attention and finishing work.

I have taught first grade for 12 years, and every year I have several students who struggle with sitting in a chair and paying attention in class.

I often allow students to stand (as long as they are still listening and not bothering other students), however having alternative seating where each student can pick which seat suits them best will make a huge difference in their ability to stay focused in the classroom without being disruptive.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens - The Chair That Rocks! - Made in the USA - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.95 6 $419.70
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Blue • Amazon Business $19.98 6 $119.88
Exercise Resistance Loop Bands-Set of 4 Strength Performance Bands-Great for Physical Therapy-Fitness Theraband Stretch-Elastic Power Weight Band • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90

Materials cost

$561.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$639.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.85

Total project goal

$752.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$752.33

12 Donors

-$513.33

Donations toward project cost

-$436.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.00

match offer

-$239.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by #BestSchoolDay and 12 other donors.

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