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Mrs. BENZ from Wahiawa HI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose to Sit, Choose to Learn

My students need to work in a classroom with flexible seating.

  • $985 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Happy faces, warm greetings, contagious laughter, and sweet hugs are gifts that I receive when I open the door to start a new day. My bright-eyed third grade students are full of energy and eager to learn.

Although these students live in a high poverty community, they continue to work hard and strive to be their best.

My classroom is a mix of regular education students and Special Education students. At times there are struggles to keep these students engaged, especially because they are all learning at different speeds. Not only do they come with learning disabilities, but they also have real life struggles outside of school. Most of my students come from broken homes, or are living with a distant relative. A few do not have a house to live in, but live near by in a car or in a tent. Some of their parents are in jail or not present. With all the adversity they face, they still manage to come to school ready to learn. These students teach me everyday to appreciate life, and never give up. They are the true meaning of Aloha

My Project

Providing a flexible seating classroom for my students will allow them to choose how they want to learn. I believe that my students should have the choice to learn in a space that is comfortable for them. Multiple seating arrangements gives them the opportunity to decide what works for them. Students sit down for more than 5 hours in a day. I can't imagine sitting down for that long without standing up or walking around.

Giving my students the opportunity to choose their seating arrangement will allow their minds to stay engaged in the lesson.

Not only will my students feel a sense of empowerment, but flexible seating can improve their physical health. Flexible seating allows students to rock, wobble, and move with little to no classroom disruption. It also promotes collaboration with ease, as students are allowed to gather in groups. This also forms a sense of community.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cyber Acoustics Stereo Headset, headphone with microphone, great for K12 School Classroom and Education (AC-201) • Amazon Business $8.99 15 $134.85
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.98 6 $101.88
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $31.45 3 $94.35
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Resistance Bands & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Purple), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Pinstripe Gray (Fits upto 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Extra Thick 34 / 35cm Air Stability Wobble Cushion with Free Pump, Trideer Core Balance Disc, Balance Boards, Posture Trainer, Fitness Stability Pad - Available in Black (34cm Silver) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (33cm Robin Egg Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Intex Quick-Fill AC Electric Air Pump, 110-120 Volt, Max. Air Flow 21.2CFM • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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