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

Artists Sitting Tall on Stools of Different Shapes

Help me give my students alternative seating (including wobble stools and stationary stools) and art supplies (including watercolor, oil pastels and canvas panels) which will increase student comfort, excitement and engagement this school year.

  • $1,376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from various neighborhoods within our school district. They speak more than twenty-seven languages including English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, Japanese, Tagalog and Arabic. Twenty percent of our students qualify for a free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch.

Our students are diverse with many students excelling in academics, athletics and artistic endeavors, as well as struggling with various disabilities including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

Our primary social focus is community building and character education.

Regardless of where our students come from, they deserve to be successful. Our school is their home and our tight-knit community works closely together to see that all students have the chance and the materials to learn and grow. Our students are amazing! They dream and think and question, always wondering about the world around them. They are the scientists, inventors, authors, artists, mathematicians and visionaries of tomorrow. By fostering an environment of collaboration, community, healthy competition and risk-taking, we are building a future that will make us proud.

My Project

My students are amazing. They are hard working and enthusiastic. Many of my students are struggling to overcome challenges presented by ADHD. One thing that I do to help keep my students engaged and focused is to present alternative seating options. In addition, I teach art every Friday. These two things together work really well to help my students maintain focus and excitement at school.

All students to deserve to learn and to get the most out of their classroom but for students struggling with ADHD, this can be especially difficult.

Alternative seating options have proven to help students focus more on their work as they have the ability to move while staying in their seat.

I am requesting 9 stools for use in my classroom. 4 of them are cushioned stationary stools and 5 of them wobble. I am also requesting canvas panels, watercolors and oil pastels. These will replenish our exhausted supplies from last year. Art gives students a time to focus on something that is not academically demanding.

This is so important, especially for students who are struggling with ADHD. Please help me fund this amazing project and bring a little color into my students' lives while keeping them sitting tall in comfort. Thank you for your consideration.

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Shapes Series II Vinyl Soft Seating Stool, Cylinder, 18" H, Black, LNT-1000BK-A • Amazon Business $88.16 4 $352.64
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $73.47 4 $293.88
US Art Supply Multi-pack 6-Ea of 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14 inch. Professional Quality Medium Artist Canvas Panel Assortment Pack (24 Total Panels) • Amazon Business $24.96 6 $149.76
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 20 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $77.67 1 $77.67
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $4.44 16 $71.04
36 Set Watercolor Paint Pack with Quality Wood Brushes 8 Colors Washable Water Colors Perfect for Kids Adults, Parties Students Classroom Bulk by Color Swell • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 8"X10" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
LILAC (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
EBONY (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00

Materials cost

$995.93

Vendor shipping charges

$37.16

State sales tax

$91.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,169.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$206.32

Total project goal

$1,375.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,375.48

2 Donors

-$1,375.48

Donations toward project cost

-$1,169.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$206.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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