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Mrs. Johnson from Maple Grove MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose a Seat for Success!

My students need flexible seating such as stability stools, balancing pods, lap trays, and wobble chairs to help their learning be engaging and motivating!

  • $831 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second graders love to move and share their learning. 7-8 year olds like to be active learners with small groups, peers, and at times, work independently. Choice is important to any child and helps motivate their learning even more! We are working on learning from our mistakes with Growth Mindset and from each other with me, the teacher, facilitating their learning instead of just lecturing.

Our classroom has a variety of learners with different cultures and various socioeconomic statuses.

We are at a K-5 elementary school located on the west side of the our school district. There are close to 1,100 students at the school with around seven sections per grade level.

My Project

I am asking for donations to make flexible seating come to life in my classroom. 7-8 year olds love to learn, but they still have energy to get out and flexible seating can help with that. I am asking for stability stools, balancing pods, lap trays, and wobble chairs so my students can wiggle out their extra energy without distracting from their learning. Students will have the chance with various seats to see what helps them learn best and focus on their needs by reading their bodies to see what works for each individual student.

Teachers that have used flexible seating have seen a benefit in physical, emotional, and academic benefits.

Students get to choose what best fits for their learning. It builds community by sharing supplies and taking turns. There is movement and builds on core strength. They feel comfortable which helps them focus more and be relaxed in their learning. The seating also provides sensory input and motivates students to work hard to keep their spots. This makes learning more comfortable and engaging.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT STABILI-T-STOOL AND SPOTS • School Specialty $283.99 1 $283.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
LAP TRAY SET OF 6 • School Specialty $45.43 1 $45.43
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49

Materials cost

$633.87

Vendor shipping charges

$32.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$706.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.64

Total project goal

$830.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$830.96

8 Donors

-$830.96

Donations toward project cost

-$706.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.64

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$0.00

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