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Mrs. Rigdon from Hayward CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating Options

My students need flexible seating options, such as balance balls, Wobble chairs, and bouncy bands, to create a safe and supportive atmosphere.

  • $642 goal

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My Students

I am a Resource teacher in Special Education with amazing students who struggle with learning. We work in a small quiet learning environment but the students need alternative tools to help them focus and remain attentive. They struggle with academics but they shouldn’t have to struggle trying to keep still when they have a need for movement.

The typical school setting is not always beneficial for students who are active, energetic and/or kinesthetic learners.

Sitting still in the classroom can be difficult for many of my students. They are creatively trying to satisfy their need for movement, such as balancing the chair on two legs or propping the chair on something to make it rock back and forth. I want them to sit comfortably and safely!

My Project

I want my students to have alternative seating to provide a comfortable environment that addresses their varying needs for movement. We have inflatable seating discs. These work for some of my students, but they don’t work for everyone. My students deserve more options.

I hope that these tools will help them feel valued and understood.

The students need alternative seating options to avoid unsafe use of standard chairs. A safe way for my students to achieve the movement they need is to have additional seating options with Balance Balls, Wobble chairs, and Bouncy bands. These will provide some tools for them to keep their attention on their learning without the distractions of restrictive seating.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $73.95 4 $295.80
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 6 $89.70
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92

Materials cost

$465.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$544.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.17

Total project goal

$641.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$641.16

7 Donors

-$520.19

Donations toward project cost

-$442.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.28

match offer

-$120.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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