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Mrs. Isley from Reidsville NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need stools, balance ball seats and Wobble cushions in their fidget friendly classroom where they are able to expand their learning experience in a comfortable, more developmentally appropriate way.

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My elementary school is located in a small, rural community in North Carolina, with a small budget to match. This year I will have 22 inquisitive, young minds in my classroom, all of which have a strong desire to learn and are full of life. Most have never set foot in a structured setting, never had to follow rules or expectations, never had to sit still for a substantial period of time. I am the beginning of their educational journey.

My students come from various socioeconomic backgrounds and neighborhoods, and are very diverse in their academic needs.

A small number of them receive backpacks full of food from local donors to ensure their families are fed over the weekends.

My Project

Flexible seating is important because it gives children a choice in how they work and learn, and teaches them responsibility and independence. My goal isn't to replace traditional seating in my classroom, but rather add options for those students specifically who have difficulty keeping still.

Flexible seating is proven to be an effective way to increase focus and creativity, reduce anxiety, and offers students the freedom to release energy.

Using Wobble cushions, stools, and exercise balls as tools for learning will no doubt encourage student collaboration, be much more comfortable, and is way more fun to sit on than a regular chair!

Mrs. Isley
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
12" K'Motion Stool - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $90.06 2 $180.12
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$275.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.35

Total project goal

$389.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.01

4 Donors

-$339.01

Donations toward project cost

-$288.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.85

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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