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Mrs. Chidester from Kenosha WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating in Kinder!

Help me give my students alternative seating options to enhance their engagement and comfort!

  • $1,209 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am currently blessed to be 28 incredible kiddos' Kindergarten teacher. Of the 28 Kindergarten kiddos, eight have special needs and two are English-language learners. The majority of my students come from low-income households. My goal as their teacher is to provide each student with a safe, loving and comfortable environment.

My students are very loving, engaged, and squirmy!

In my classroom we have a tight knit community. The students start their day with a community circle and end their day with a community circle. Through these community circles, we are able to build positive relationships with one another, personal communication skills, and have fun!

My Project

We are requesting lap desks, wobble cushions, floor cushions, rocking chairs, bean bag chairs and balance ball chairs. All of these alternative seating options will be used in my Kindergarten classroom of 28 students!

The idea is that every student has a different learning style, and as their teacher I want to empower each student to choose which seat in our classroom best meets their needs!

Each student will have the following options: exercise balls, stools, cushions, table trays, rocking chairs, and bean bags to use throughout the day. They will be no longer tied to sitting on a chair at a desk while they learn, but desks are still an option for those who prefer them, but they are unassigned. Let's make learning comfortable!

Mrs. Chidester
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Wobble Chair Color: Yellow • Amazon Business $62.98 5 $314.90
Gift Mark Child's Double Slat Back Rocking Chair, Pink • Amazon Business $37.49 5 $187.45
Big Joe 638614 Milano Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire Smartmax • Amazon Business $38.43 3 $115.29
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $22.94 5 $114.70
WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Orange) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Red) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Purple, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00

Materials cost

$982.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,026.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.23

Total project goal

$1,208.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,208.20

17 Donors

-$783.20

Donations toward project cost

-$665.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.48

match offer

-$425.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$361.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.75

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$0.00

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