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Mrs. Unzen from Dawson MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chairs are NOT the Only Option.

Help me give my students the ability to learn in a classroom filled with seating choices. With flexible seating they are able to bounce, wiggle, and shake while remaining engaged in every lesson.

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are energetic, eager to learn and always open to new discoveries. They love hands on, active and engaging lessons that ignite their passion for learning. My students come from a close knit community in Minnesota where the parents are involved in every aspect of their child's learning. This makes for a team focused classroom. They both support and challenge one another daily.

My students have a passion and curiosity that is not easily duplicated.

They are enthusiastic, creative and energetic learners. Their learning should not be limited to a desk and a chair. They are meant to move and wiggle at this age, while remaining engaged and interactive.

My Project

Studies have shown that movement is not only good for your health but also your learning. I want to be able to provide my students with choices as far as seating. I do not want them to be limited to a desk and a chair. Rather, let them choose between a swivel stool, bouncing chair or seat cushion. Allowing them to move their bodies, while also staying engaged. This is what flexible seating will allow my students to do.

Fidgeting and constant movement is the definition of almost every first grader.

If I am able to provide materials that embrace the fidgets, I can increase their ability to learn and retain information. I want to make movement acceptable in the classroom at all times. Flexible seating allows students to make a choice on how they learn and where they learn. It allows the students to take charge of their learning and make a choice that fits them best.

Mrs. Unzen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $54.99 3 $164.97
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 2 $111.96
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Fat Catalog ALT1102ACSO Metal Stack Stools with Padded Seat, Red/Purple/Blue/Green/Yellow (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $63.89 1 $63.89
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90

Materials cost

$453.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.56

Total project goal

$577.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.04

6 Donors

-$308.52

Donations toward project cost

-$262.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.28

match offer

-$268.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$228.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.28

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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