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Mrs. Harp from Canton OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choice Seating Gives Rise to Learning

My students need a bistro table, two chairs, soft seats, and stools for flexible seating options in our classroom.

  • $452 goal

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My Students

My students are the best! The students in my class are genuinely kind and still need a lot of direction. They work hard. I love being with this group of children. My class is 100% free and reduced lunch. I teach in an urban neighborhood in which a child in my class feels so excited for the smallest of things. They have such charisma and desire even despite some of the circumstances that surround them! My students come to school eager to learn.

My Project

Research supports learning environment flexibility and shows that providing students flexible seating options improves their moral, social skills, academic achievement. In August of 2015, Edutopia published an article on Flexible Classrooms that identifies the outcomes of schools in Albemarle County, VA that have employed flexible learning environments and empowered student choice in how and where they learn within their learning space. Upon implementation, student morale and engagement have skyrocketed, the depth of classroom conversations has increased, and grades have improved.

Research shows that allowing students to sit in comfortable, flexible seating options greatly enhances their focus.

My active bunch will be presented with a high level of responsibility of finding the best seating option for them, while feeling a sense of comfort while learning.

Often I can look around my classroom and have to correct a few students for not sitting correctly in their chair or for standing. The way they sit in the uncomfortable chairs often concerns me. Their safety is a number one priority and the chairs often end up on the floor. Also, the flexible seating options will help to improve their posture.

I am asking for donations to first buy stools and cushions for students to use at their desks. This will help with fidgeting and making sure students are sitting correctly. I am also requesting adjustable bar stools and one adjustable wooden bar table for student choice seating.

Mrs. Harp
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CorLiving B-107-UPD Open Back Adjustable Bar Stool, Black Leatherette, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $144.79 1 $144.79
CorLiving DAW-600-T Square Adjustable Wooden Bar Table, Black • Amazon Business $102.07 1 $102.07
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 $53.99 1 $53.99
DD380X - Calming Colors™ Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 1 $47.99

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