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Mrs. Beard from Indianapolis IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Redesign: Creating a Student-Centered Space for Every Learner

My students need the resources for a flexible seating classroom. We would love to receive wobble chairs, floor pillows, cushioned chairs, and an area rug to allow for alternate seating to help with success.

  • $752 goal

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My Students

I have a large group of 27 inspiring students. Each student brings something unique to our classroom that makes it an incredibly special place. My students are strong, supportive, and encouraging. They work harder than the day before. They strive to be experts and love to be challenged. My students embrace all of the different cultures of our classroom community. They are constantly celebrating each other's successes.

My students thrive in a positive learning environment that supports their individual and unique needs as a learner.

They are eager to learn new concepts and utilize their own strengths that help them succeed. It is my goal, as their teacher, to provide them with all the tools necessary to flourish in our evolving society!

My Project

“Flexible Seating” is the idea that we can move away from a traditional seating chart and provide a space where children can choose their own seating. If you walk into a flexible classroom you may see: wobble chairs in replace of traditional chairs, high top tables for standing, pillows and lowered tables for sitting on the floor. It is my goal is to meet the needs of every learner. One critical component in doing this is to provide them with a space where they can learn best. My hope is to design a space where the children can remain actively engaged, collaborate with their peers, and communicate effectively.

It is my hope that I can add many unique areas in my room that appeal to every type of learner.

I envision a large area rug for our morning meeting time where my students join together daily to bring a sense of community to our classroom. I’d like to add a high top table so children can make the choice to stand to collaborate closely together during their small group time. During my quadrant time of teaching, I hope to see active participation from students utilizing the different types of seating such as cushioned chairs, wobble chairs, or even floor pillows. I hope to see them delve into a “just right” book in our reading corner full of comfortable seating and perfect lighting.

Research proves that there are ample benefits to flexible seating. One amazing benefit is choice. What empowers a human being more than the right to choose? Giving students the opportunity to choose what works best for them teaches them how to problem solve. Research suggests that choice correlates to motivation and engagement.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $64.95 3 $194.85
Tufted Support Padded Boosted Cushion, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
Urban Shop WK659937 Microsuede Sacuer Chair, Adult, Pink • Amazon Business $46.35 2 $92.70
Antep Rugs Rainbow Plus Collection Kimberley Diamond Design Colorful Area Rug, Multicolor, 96" L x 60" W • Amazon Business $84.45 1 $84.45
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 Purple) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
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 3 $53.97

Materials cost

$599.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$638.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.74

Total project goal

$751.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.62

7 Donors

-$567.80

Donations toward project cost

-$490.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.67

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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