You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Muir from Pagosa Spgs CO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classrooms That Are Student-Centered Are Successful

My students need six Isokinetics stability cushions and 24 five-minute sand timers.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One aspect about first grade students that I love is their perseverance. I have had students across all subjects who continue to try and try again until they finally accomplish whatever task it is they are working on. In particular with reading, I love to see the growth from the beginning of the year to the end.

First graders are so eager to help others, whether it is a fellow classmate or a teacher.

I love the way they all rush to participate when I tell them I, or someone else, needs help with something. They do it willingly, with great big smiles on their faces.

My Project

I completed my masters with a capstone project covering current research on flexible seating in the classroom. I was looking for a positive correlation between flexible seating and student performance and behavior.

Last year, I was able to offer a few flexible seating options to my students in order to test my own theory on the subject.

I had a little bit of anxiety going into it after listening to the fear and failures of other teachers. The voice of my mentor, however, stuck in my mind. "Set your expectations high and your students will meet them." I decided to finally go for it and my students did amazing. They loved having the choice of sitting anywhere they wanted. It was interesting to see the patterns of student choice on where they wanted to sit and who they wanted to sit by each day. I witnessed my students on a regular basis collaborating and helping each other out. Along with the flexible seating, students were able to choose what centers they wanted during guided reading time.

Ultimately, I am striving for a classroom that is student-centered where students learn to take control of their learning, while also practicing decision making skills and taking care of their learning environment . Last year, I had a great experience dipping my toes in the water and now I am ready to dive in.

This year I am hoping to add more stability cushions for work time and little sand timers so students can be in charge of building their independent reading stamina!

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Muir is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 $20.99 2 $41.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Teacher Created Resources 5 Minute Sand Timer - Small (20662) • Amazon Business $5.69 6 $34.14
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 New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$156.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.01

Total project goal

$233.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.42

2 Donors

-$229.01

Donations toward project cost

-$198.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Pagosa Spgs","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5604550],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3447684,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/classrooms-that-are-student-centered-are/3447684/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Muir","authorIds":{"5604550":{"owner":"Ms. Muir","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3447684],"proposalHash":"-441054507","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21228436,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTYwNDU1MA==","NTYxODc1OA=="],"teacherId":5604550,"schoolCounty":"Archuleta","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CO","name":"Colorado"}}