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Ms. Pingsterhaus from Houston TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable and Alternative Classroom Seating

Help me give my students alternative, comfortable seating with the Neorok stools that allow movement to improve focus during class.

  • $499 goal

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My Students

My students come from a very socio-economically disadvantaged area of Houston. There are several students I teach that are at risk for homelessness. My school district has so many economically disadvantaged families that they provide free breakfast and free lunch for every student.

Although they face incredibly difficult situations every single day at home, they do not let these struggles keep their spirits down.

My students are some of the happiest and most determined children I have ever worked with! Several of our students have issues sitting still and could be identified as ADHD or ADD but the parents are unable to afford the medicine needed to help their child focus.

We are transitioning from 45 minute to 90 minute classes next year and I want my students to have something comfortable to sit on at their lab tables as well as a seat that allows movement to help them stay focused. The seating options I chose are specifically geared towards children with ADD or ADHD because they allow the student to rock back and forth.

My Project

The stools in my science classroom are extremely uncomfortable. I know the 90 minute classes are going to be difficult for them to sit through so I have already planned in multiple opportunities to move around during class this upcoming year.

Having an alternative seating option that allows movement while they are sitting would greatly increase their ability to focus on the material as they would not be so focused on their discomfort.

These rocking stools would also provide an outlet for my students with ADHD and ADD to keep moving while still seated and maintain their focus on the lesson.

Ms. Pingsterhaus
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOROK SOFT STOOL HEIGHT 13 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME • School Specialty $70.67 5 $353.35
MARINE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00

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