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Mrs. Bean from Lexington Park MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Flexible Learning Community

My students need a variety of flexible seating options like balance balls, stools, pillows and inflatable chairs for comfort in the classroom while independently working, reading and creating a classroom community.

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are kind, caring and engaged individuals. My students work hard to create special relationships with each person in our classroom every day. My students are eager to learn and try new things. We are always looking for new ways to learn and develop.

In my class, we have built a community that respects each other and works together in positive ways.

This can be a challenge, but my students see the positive outcome that comes from being kind to others. My students care about our school and take care of the materials that they are offered.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the best choice for their own learning. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Comfort drives the learning in classrooms and I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating.

I think of home life and us as adults and we get to choose where we would like to sit when we learn; shouldn't students have that same choice?

Giving my students an opportunity to choose a balance ball or a stool at a low table or a beanless bag inflatable chair at a coffee table makes for a much more flexible learning environment. Having options of floor pillows and glow stools makes for a more "home-like" feel. Having these options in my classroom would help my students to focus and be more engaged in their learning. Group work, projects and reading are more engaging when my students have their choice of seating. I want my students to have the best opportunity to learn and feel comfortable while doing so.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1640BE Glow 17" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $69.39 2 $138.78
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
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
Intex Beanless Bag Inflatable Chair, 42" X 41" X 27", Beige • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
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 $51.10 1 $51.10
Third Eye Export Indian Mandala Floor Pillow Square Ottoman Pouf Daybed Oversized Cushion Cover Cotton Seating Ottoman Poufs Dog/Pets Bed (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.50 2 $27.00

Materials cost

$413.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$474.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.72

Total project goal

$558.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.11

12 Donors

-$453.75

Donations toward project cost

-$385.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.06

match offer

-$104.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.65

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$0.00

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