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Mrs. Hu Greig from New York NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating Options: Student-Centered Classroom Redesign!

Help me give my students bouncy bands, CampLand Bunjo bungee foldable dish chairs, Haotian rocking chair, Chill Sack beanbag chair, Crazy Creek and Kore chairs to provide a relaxing space with alternative seating options!

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a 3rd grade dual language (English-Mandarin) class of 22 students in District 1 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Most of my students come from low-income families and my school is a Title I school. Many of them receive free lunches based on their socioeconomic status.

Despite the many challenges they face, such as little food at home, my students are always so smiley, kind, thoughtful, and so generous.

They will save their snacks and surprise me by leaving snacks such as an apple, a banana, or a pack of cranberries on my desk! Their words, "You need brain food!" makes my heart melt! They are intelligent, fun loving, creative, and spontaneous.

I am looking to provide my students with hands-on, fun, and meaningful learning experiences. I need your help to make that possible.

My Project

After visiting my colleagues' classroom and talking to them about how they implement flexible seating, I had a discussion with my students to find out what they think about getting a classroom redesign for the New Year.

I think making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.

And involving them in deciding flexible seating options allow them to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them.

Currently my students are choosing to work at different parts of our room such as: at different tables, on their chairs, sitting and or laying down on the rugs with clip boards and notebooks. My students are noticeably more engaged in their work when they're given choices.

The take away from our circle discussion time is that my students simply love the idea of having the different choices of alternative seating such as perhaps a rocking chair, beanbag chair and bungee chairs in our room!

I'm hoping that the various products I chose for this project will help my students by providing them with additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.

The bouncy bands will allow students to sit at their own desks but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students to get the wiggles out, help them refocus and be more on task since they won't be as anxious or hyperactive. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy beanbag chair, the Crazy Creek, Bungee and Kobe chairs will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. The Crazy Creek, Bungee and Kore chairs are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

Thanking you for your kind consideration in helping to fund this project!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CampLand Bunjo Bungee Dish Chair Folding Camping Relax Fun Chair, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Large 3' Memory Foam Furniture Bean Bag - Big Sofa with Soft Micro Fiber Cover - Orange Micro Suede • Amazon Business $94.50 1 $94.50
Haotian FST15-DG, Comfortable Relax Rocking Chair, Lounge Chair Relax Chair with Cotton Fabric Cushion • Amazon Business $91.99 1 $91.99
Crazy Creek The Chair (Leaf Green) • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Kore Chair - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Original Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chairs (Blue, Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97

Materials cost

$455.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.87

Total project goal

$579.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.13

5 Donors

-$574.19

Donations toward project cost

-$492.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.94

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$0.00

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