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Mrs. Rodi from Sunland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose the Best Seat in the House!

My students need options in their seating to optimize learning. From stability balls to stools to wobbly seats, the children may choose what arrangement works for them. `

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

You’ve been there sitting in a long meeting. You are watching the clock move oh so slowly. You can’t wait to get up and move a bit. You can’t concentrate on anything because your legs are restless. That’s exactly what I am trying to avoid putting my little second graders through! Research has show that students may learn more when they are comfortable and are allowed to move a bit. That’s where flexible seating can help.

Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength.

You can help bring flexible seating to our class! My students are part of a Gifted/High Achieving Magnet Program in California. The children have earned their placement into the program due to their hard work and top grades. They come from various neighborhood cities. Some travel over an hour to get to school. The children thrive on challenges and are eager to discover the unknown. Unfortunately, my classroom’s furniture is literally from the 1970s. Hard, drab, uncomfortable seating.

My Project

No one wants to sit in a hard seat for hours on end. I would love to give the children options to choose how they best would learn throughout the day. Traditional desks can make students territorial or possessive over their space and supplies. Flexible seating encourages students to share both. And, it encourages them to take turns in different locations and with different seating options. Would a wobbly seat allow their bodies to sit up straight and focus? As I pull the kids in together in a small group, they could have the option of pulling up a stool or a stability ball to the table. Choice = Ownership

Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive.

Flexible seating allows students to quickly and easily pair up, work in small groups, or discuss as a whole class. It also requires introducing higher-order thinking skills, like problem-solving, and emotional skills, like conflict resolution.

Mrs. Rodi
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Black - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$351.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.01

Total project goal

$493.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.39

8 Donors

-$422.80

Donations toward project cost

-$368.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.42

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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