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Mrs. Mitcham from Chesapeake VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating Makes Learning Fun

Help me give my students some great alternative seating options to help them feel more comfortable and focused!

  • $406 goal

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My Students

I work in a special education classroom. I work amazing students that are on the autism spectrum. Each one of my kids learn and see the world in a very different way. I love to watch them grow and figure out life. We spend a great deal of time not only learning academics but learning how to socialize, proper coping mechanisms, and how to learn skills that come so naturally to most people. The best thing about my class is the love. The kids will tell you that we are a family in my room. We laugh daily, we work hard, and we take care of each other. I am so lucky to be in my first year of teaching and be blessed with a group of kids just filled with passion and personality.

Our class has a full spectrum of learning styles which means we need a variety of tools to help us get through the day.

I have a created an area for calming down, each student has a cubby, and we have a couple cushions. However, what we really need is alternatives to regular seating. Many of my students find regular chairs problematic which distracts their learning.

My Project

Working in a Autism classroom requires many different tools and zones to help my children feel secure and focused. Alternative seating is designed to help children feel more comfortable in their environment. Wobble seats help with jitters, bouncing helps with sensory and motor skills, and bean bags are great for helping students feel surrounded and secure. These students each have a unique set of personality traits that leave them often moving, standing, or sitting on some sort of cushion. We also have 4 broken regular chairs in our room that often frustrated them. My goal is to create a space where my students feel empowered and where their differences are celebrated.

Mrs. Mitcham
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC766BU - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair - 16" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$309.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.81

Total project goal

$405.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.41

5 Donors

-$355.41

Donations toward project cost

-$302.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.31

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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