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Mrs. Norsworthy from Luverne AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable and Confident Students Accomplish Goals With Flexible Seating

My students need a safe place in the classroom to learn freely and be active by using stability ball chairs, floor seating options, and stools rather than confining desks.

  • $740 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title 1 school with over 90% of students receiving free and reduced lunches, which means that most of my students come from a low income household. No matter what environment my students come from, I always try to welcome them into my classroom and make them feel at home and comfortable. I serve some students that are lower scoring students and many have ADHD and other disabilities that require them to move around to learn. The traditional desk does not serve them well and they need alternative seating that allows more movement. The students are constantly moving and scooting chairs trying to get comfortable and in turn are distracting themselves as well as their peers. This opportunity will give children from all backgrounds and varied incomes an opportunity to learn and thrive within my classroom.

Who learns better?

A student confined to a plastic chair and desk or a student that is comfortable and able to move freely in their area?

My lively third graders enter the classroom ready to put in work to reach their goals. I am so excited to equip and empower my students to take control and be actively involved in their learning.

My Project

After studying the benefits of flexible seating, I have decided to provide my students with flexible seating in my classroom. Having flexible classroom seating will have many benefits for my students. The seating arrangement will allow the students to easily and more naturally collaborate with their peers. The students will also have more control over their learning by not being confined by a traditional desk. By being more comfortable and not being tied down to one area, the students will be able to perform to the best of their ability all day. With this opportunity, my students will be able to collaborate, work comfortably, and do their best everyday.

By giving the students a seating option, they will be given the opportunity to make good choices about how to learn, where to learn, and whom to learn with on a daily basis.

This situation will minimize the distracting clutter of the inside of a traditional desk. There are many benefits that come with having a student centered, flexible classroom. The students will feel empowered because they are given control over their environment. It is obvious through research that physical activity enhances the learning process. Because flexible seating allows students to stand, bounce, rock, or fidget, they will be more comfortable and active and in turn perform to the best of their ability in the classroom.

A second grade teacher, Kayla Delzer, explains, “The students we share our classrooms with don’t know life without constant connectivity, Wi-Fi, and a global audience. Our classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day.”

Please help me provide the best possible education to my students by donating to our project!

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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $73.95 4 $295.80
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$545.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$628.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.89

Total project goal

$739.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$739.29

1 Donor

-$739.29

Donations toward project cost

-$628.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.89

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$0.00

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