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Ms. Rausch from Harrisburg PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating Helps Us to Grow Our Brains

Help me give my students alternative seating options to choose from instead of their school chair!

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My students in Harrisburg and I have created an amazing learning community! We promised each other at the start of the year to take care of ourselves, the classroom community members, our classroom , and how to solve problems peacefully.

Our diverse learning community supports and encourages each other as we learn together!

My learners are frequently observed reading to each other, helping each other think through how to solve a math problem,and give reminders to classmates to use previously taught strategies for self-regulating their behaviors. We celebrate each other's success with praise and positive language.

We are a unique group of individuals that have created a safe, learning community that makes me look forward to each day! I love my kids!

My Project

Our hard working learning community needs alternative seating. Research shows alternative seating increases student engagement and the student's sense of well-being as they have a choice of where to complete their work.

The students will have a choice of where to sit when completing small group, partner, as well as independent work.

I have chosen the stools, which will be used when I am teaching two small group reading intervention lessons daily (45 min block). The intervention reading group that I am not working with will have the choice to use the yoga ball, the floor cushions, or the Sofa Sack while they complete their independent work. My homeroom learning community will have the ability to sign-up for their choice of alternative seating when completing their independent or partner work in reading and math daily.

Our learning community members value their power of choice as they know what works best for them!

Ms. Rausch
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 30 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 15-Inch H - Orange • Amazon Business $44.99 6 $269.94
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Navy 4' • Amazon Business $83.61 1 $83.61
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Square, Grey, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $66.94 1 $66.94
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 $18.50 2 $37.00

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