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Ms. Berggren from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose to Sit, Stand, or Wobble and Succeed!

Help me give my students flexible seating options! The traditional seating in classrooms works for some of my students, but others need to stand, wobble, bounce or lay to be productive! Help me give them that option!

  • $706 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are the WW! (After the college I attended) There are 25 warriors in all, and each one is unique and has diverse needs. Eighty nine percent of our school is eligible for free and reduced price lunch, and 83% of my students are English Language Learners.

The third graders in my class at EPACS are eager to learn, and I am eager to help them!

Belonging is a key theme in our class community, and each day I hope to foster that throughout reading, writing, math and beyond.

My Project

Over the last few months, I have done research around flexible seating, and it's been fascinating. Teachers from all over the world have started to have flexible seating options, and now I understand why! First, my students are 8 years old and I've noticed keeping them in their desks all day is not helping them be productive or succeed.

The idea is that when students have choice in their seating that benefits their health, comfort, collaborative efforts and fun, scholars can be productive, efficient and learn life skills for the future.

Student independence is extremely important: their ability to choose what they need without adult assistance. If they have trouble focusing, stand and complete your worksheet instead using our high stools. Feel like moving while working with your partner, bounce on a ball! The options I have selected include 4 yoga balls for movement, 4 high stools for standing and sitting, and wobble stools. All of these help with keeping students' bodies engaged while keeping their brains focused on learning as well.

When students are able to work together as partnerships or in group work in a space that works for them, they are being independent as adults.

Ms. Berggren
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Gray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.49 4 $237.96
STOOL STEEL FIXED HEIGHT 24H GRAY • School Specialty $25.87 4 $103.48
Anti-Burst Fitness Balls Size Option: 45 CM, Suggested Size: 4'6" to 5' • Teachers' School Supply $23.61 4 $94.44
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$495.84

Vendor shipping charges

$20.74

State sales tax

$45.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$599.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.77

Total project goal

$705.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$705.16

9 Donors

-$705.16

Donations toward project cost

-$599.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.77

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$0.00

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