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Ms. St. Louis from Springfield OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Body = Ready Brain

My students need bouncy bands, soft seats, wobble cushions, and clipboards for independent or group work time.

  • $232 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are one of four kindergarten classes at our large community school of 550+ students. Our school serves a low SES population (we are a 100% free lunch and breakfast school), and these kiddos deserve the best in their learning environment. My goal is to create a classroom that is a safe, friendly, and nurturing space for my students.

My kindergarteners are energetic, enthusiastic, and their brains are growing as fast as their bodies!

The school can often feel very busy, and our schedule has to be rigid in order to keep the machine running. However, in our classroom we like to breathe and feel more peaceful and flexible. My students love to play, they love to listen to stories on the rug, they love exploring, and they love each other.

My Project

In kindergarten we often talk about being flexible. We need to share, take turns, be patient, and think of others. Flexibility is something that we work on all year, so why can't our seating also be flexible?

Giving a student the power to choose where they will work best is part of building self regulation skills and responsibility.

If our classroom has different seating options, my students can choose where they think they will focus best and therefore will be more invested before they put pencil to paper.

I have selected floor cushions for my short table, bouncy bands (that attach to chair legs) for those who have busy feet, and clipboards for floor work on our cozy rug. I have also found a sensory cushion for students who may benefit from having this extra support during carpet learning times. All of this equipment will open up our space even more and will give students lots of options for their independent work time.

Ms. St. Louis
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 5 $69.75
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 1 $47.99
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
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 $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$164.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.76

Total project goal

$231.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$231.71

5 Donors

-$230.65

Donations toward project cost

-$196.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.06

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$0.00

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