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Ms. Noelle from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Circle Time Seats

Help me give my students access to circle time activities with appropriate supports for students with different physical abilities.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Early intervention is, arguably, the most impactful part of development for students with different abilities. A safe space to imagine, structured social scenarios, and endless exploration are essential elements to an effective program.

In our school, every student requires individualized instruction and the students in my classroom have needs beyond cognitive and language support.

Many of my students use wheelchairs and are beginning walkers. Some of them eat or drink through a gastronomy tube. Some

In my classroom, students are impacted with different orthopedic abilities, developmental delays, and visual impairments. Every student at our school received a free meal each day and students come from all over the city to receive their intervention. Giving the opportunities to explore their environment is critical to their learning. It is my goal as their teacher to give them the most opportunities to learn and grow in their world.

My Project

One thing I've learned this year is that it is challenging to get all of the materials that would best support my students. One reason? School budgets. Another? Not quite knowing exactly what they need yet. And the biggest challenge? These things are expensive.

With such a wide range of physical abilities among my students, they all deserve to have a place to sit at the circle where they are supported physically, so they can feel supported emotionally to interact with peers and built relationships and skills.

Students who are dependent on adults for all positioning of their legs, trunk, neck, and head are often limited in their interactions with peers at circle time due to differences in the height of their wheelchair and the ground where independent students sit. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get these adapted seats in the classroom when students receive services from outside agencies, such as the hospital or other physical therapists in the home. By having a seat on the same plane as other students in the classroom that fits their special needs, these kids who need more support can feel included, important, and access their education more wholly.

Ms. Noelle
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Skillbuilders 30-1081 Floor Sitter, Seat and Wedge, Medium • Amazon Business $298.97 1 $298.97

Materials cost

$298.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.67

Total project goal

$424.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.48

6 Donors

-$212.23

Donations toward project cost

-$180.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.83

match offer

-$212.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.84

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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