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Ms. Zwolinski from Shelton CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cheering Over Chairs!

Help me give my students flexible seating options in the form of stools and cushions.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a fourth grade teacher in Shelton, CT with 19 students in my class. I have been at this school since I started my career in teaching in 2004. Over the years, I have taught many children and have had many of my students' siblings. I love teaching and the most rewarding moments of my career come from the students and their families. I am truly blessed to have such great kids in my classes every year.

My students are enthusiastic learners!

Every day they greet the teachers' who are waiting for them at the door, with a big smile and a "good morning". They are eager to learn something new every day. They know the expectations of the classroom and the school. I strive to make sure that they feel comfortable and safe at school everyday. I also try to make sure they have a positive learning environment that is filled with flexible seating arrangements since no two learners are alike.

My Project

My students need to be engaged in every subject that is taught. One way to help keep students engaged is by offering flexible seating. Currently, students are able to work at two different sized tables to get them out of their desk area. Adding some cushions, wobble stools, and padded stools would definitely help my learners get more comfortable. This would really help my students by keeping them focused and engaged in lessons.

It is important to create a positive learning environment by providing options to help students take ownership of where they do their best work.

During my mini-lessons and read alouds, they come to sit on the carpet, but others would rather be in their chairs to avoid being on the floor. However, I really want to hold everyone's attention and would like them to sit closer without asking them to sit on the floor.

By providing my class with multiple seating options, students will be able to remain more engaged, participate more in class discussions, and take ownership of their learning.

Ms. Zwolinski
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WC716 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 16" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $66.55 1 $66.55
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 1 $47.99

Materials cost

$434.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.12

Total project goal

$554.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.14

8 Donors

-$331.49

Donations toward project cost

-$296.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.72

match offer

-$205.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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