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Teacher Fanning from Corona CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating for Diverse Needs

Help me give my students the best opportunity to succeed by allowing me to meet their sensory needs in the classroom environment with balance balls and wobble cushions for alternative seating.

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am fortunate to be the first grade teacher of a class of twenty-six, wonderful children. They come from diverse backgrounds, represent several languages (besides English) and have varying learning styles. My class has many diverse needs this year.

Equity does not always mean equality.

If everyone learned the same and had the exact same needs, they could all be given the exact same tools. However, I have twenty-six, special students, who do not learn the same and need different tools to succeed and access their curriculum.

My Project

It's frustrating when you want to learn, but sensory issues get in the way. Allowing my students the ability to choose flexible seating, empowers them and teaches them at a young age how to take charge of their learning. It allows my students to understand that there is not a one size fits all to access their education, and that their individual needs require support. My class also has varying sensory disorders that require the use of specialized scissors and pencil grips to assist them with varying orthopedic needs. They also require different sensory tools to help them de-escalate such as sensory slime.

We can't give the same thing to every child and expect the same result.

We treat children in our class as individuals, so their access to learning should be no different. Diverse and unique needs require us to accommodate accordingly.

Teacher Fanning
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA484DC - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94
PP511 - Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
GR117 - Pencil Grips - Pack of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 2 $43.98
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
TS281Z - Easy-Squeeze Scissors - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$355.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.77

Total project goal

$498.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.49

6 Donors

-$341.00

Donations toward project cost

-$291.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.65

match offer

-$155.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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