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Mrs. Bird from Albuquerque NM is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing, Wiggling, and Rocking Into Kindergarten!

Help me give my students flexible seating options to improve their focus and stamina.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students are amazing, bright, inquisitive learners. Many of them face harsh obstacles, but they are always very eager to learn! The students in my school often face homelessness, food instability, family difficulties, and frequent school moves. Most of my students are second language learners.

All students are capable of great things when given the opportunity to learn in engaging ways.

I strive to provide my students with engaging, sensory-rich experiences that provoke learning in a variety of modalities.

My Project

My goal is to provide flexible seating options for the students in my classroom. I always strive to provide a classroom environment that is rich in sensory experiences, and I have presented at conferences for many years on "Creating a Sensory Rich Classroom," but due to the financial burden I've not been able to implement flexible seating as thoroughly as I would like.

Children learn EVERYTHING through their senses.

They need opportunities to move around. Traditional seating doesn't provide the sensory input needed to assist a child in engaging and focusing fully. Students who have a trauma history, which a high percentage of the students I serve do, are often especially lacking in their sensory development. Many of the items I've chosen (yoga balls, cushions, and wobble chairs) help students develop core strength as well. This in turn increases a child's ability to attend to a task with stamina. I've intentionally provided many different options for seating that students can choose, or I can suggest, based on their particular needs or deficits. Opportunities for working while seated, standing, and on the floor are presented.

Mrs. Bird
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 2 $125.96
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
CanDo Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Green, 65 cm W x 35 cm • Amazon Business $14.79 4 $59.16
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Orange,13 inches/ 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $19.00 3 $57.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $48.15 1 $48.15

Materials cost

$470.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.51

Total project goal

$596.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.75

3 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$296.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$252.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.51

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$0.00

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