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Ms. Carl from Endicott NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing and Wiggling to Success!

My students need wobble chairs, ball chairs, and chair bands to help their bodies move and keep their brains focused all day long!

  • $565 goal

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My Students

First grade is a busy year in the academic, social, and emotional growth of the students I teach. They are learning about themselves, their peers, and the world around them...all while working toward rigorous academic goals.

In my classroom, we focus on the can.

What we can do now, and what we can't do...yet. My students build a growth mindset through studying traits like persistence, integrity, optimism, and flexibility.

With these traits at their disposal, all of my students - those who speak languages other than English, those who have IEPs or 504 plans, and those who receive other related services - can be successful within the walls of my classroom, and beyond!

My Project

My students learn from the beginning of the year that they are in charge of their own learning. They come to recognize how they learn best, and to seek out opportunities to grow and deepen their self-awareness. In order for students to take ownership of and determine the best conditions for their success as learners, they must be presented with various seating options to experiment with in different settings throughout the day. Currently, my students have had the opportunity to experiment with 1 wobble chair, 1 ball chair, and chair bands at our Guided Reading Table. When given the opportunity, I have found that my students make wise decisions about where they learn best, and are motivated by these seating options.

My students are more engaged and invested in their learning when given the opportunity to experiment with these flexible seating options to find those that work best for their learning styles.

Their focus and attentiveness increase, leading to higher quality work, the ability to set increasingly more challenging goals, and a rise in students' self-esteem as they experience success.

The products I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to grow in independence and make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools, ball chairs, and chair bands will allow students to move as they learn, not just at our Guided Reading Table, but throughout our classroom!

Ms. Carl
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands For Kids With Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration For Students With Autism ADHD SPD, For School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $22.87 1 $22.87

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