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Ms. Anna from San Francisco CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Learning Spaces for All Students!

Help me give my students flexible seating options, including wobble stools, chair fidget bands, bean bag chairs, a reading cushion, and fidget/sensory toys to meet their different learning styles and needs!

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school in an underserved part of San Francisco. Many of the students are children of immigrants or live in the neighborhood's low-income housing development.

Though their families often have fewer resources, that doesn't stop my students' desire and ability to learn and achieve!

My students are curious, funny, sweet kids who can't wait to learn in third-grade. They are eagerly learning cursive, mastering their multiplication facts, reading chapter books, investigating live crayfish in science, making stop-motion videos about Native American life, typing up their stories on Chromebooks, and so much more.

My Project

Third graders can be very wiggly. In the past 5 years of teaching, I have had students tilt back on their chairs (almost falling down), roll around on the floor, and sit under tables. I have added different seating options by repurposing secondhand furniture and purchasing cushions and beanbags, which my students LOVE. With so much use, the furniture has gone through some wear and tear and needs replacing. This year, I also have several students with IEPs who need accommodations for ADHD and processing disorders.

Different choices and flexible seating in the classroom will allow them and all my students to learn while meeting their needs for sensory movement.

The wobble chairs and chair bouncy bands will keep students working at their desks as they move their legs and feet. The stools will allow students to sit in different areas of the classroom. In addition, the pillow and bean bag chairs (which I will stuff with plush animals that students use as reading buddies) will be the highlight of our classroom library and motivate students to read in this lovely reading corner. Finally, a variety of fidget and calm down tools will help students focus their energy and attention on their learning.

Thank you for helping me provide a comfortable learning environment for all my eager and wiggly 3rd graders!

Ms. Anna
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Grey, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $52.27 1 $52.27
15" K'Motion Stool - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 1 $49.95
18" K'Motion Stool - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 1 $49.95
4-in-1 Bean Bag Stuffed Animal Storage - Organize I Play I Decor I Seat I Mom’s Life Saver Bean Bag Chair for Kids I Dream Come True Toy Storage Solution I 28 inches I BeanBag Chair Cover only • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
Lmeison Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair, Soft Canvas Plush Toy Organizer, Towels & Clothes Stuffed Storage Bag(No Stuffing) (Blue Shark) • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
Milliard Petite Reading Pillow for Young Adults & Children with Shredded Foam- 14x13 inches (Sit Up Pillow) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
26 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Fidget Toys Pack Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults Kids ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism - Perfect for Birthday Pinata Fillers, Classroom Treasure Box Prizes and Carnival Games • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$266.36

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$24.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.36

Total project goal

$389.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.08

3 Donors

-$243.08

Donations toward project cost

-$206.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$146.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$124.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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