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Ms. Menchini from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Seating for Cool Students

Help me give my students the option of choosing the flexible seating arrangement that works best for them! I am requesting exercise balls, weighted lap mats, stability wobble cushions, and stacking stools.

  • $440 goal

This project expired on February 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sunset Park has one of the most robust immigrant communities in New York City. Our students represent many different cultures, speak many different languages, but share a common goal to get into a high school that will prepare them for their bright futures. This common goal allows our students to build their community through rich dialogue and shared experiences in the classroom.

I teach ELA in an 8th grade ICT classroom.

Every single day, my co-teacher and I come into my class and learn something new about our students and the way that they learn. All of our students love to learn, but the way that they learn best varies greatly. We incorporate various learning techniques, opportunities for group work, and alternative seating choices. By giving them a variety of choices, our students are able to take autonomy for themselves in choosing where and how they can do their best learning!

My Project

My amazing co-teacher and I would love to provide our students with a variety of materials in our classroom that will aide their learning. We have been working hard to acquire all different types of alternative seating arrangements so that our students have a choice in where and how they feel like they can learn best. Currently my students are choosing from a variety of options in our room, including an exercise ball, stools, beanbag chairs, a standing desk, or laying on a mat with a clipboard.

We have noticed, and our students have expressed, that them being able to choose where they complete their work improves their focus and engagement in their work tremendously.

The products I have selected will help my students by giving them additional choices for them to sit. I have requested additional exercise balls (since we currently only have 1 and it is VERY popular!), stools for small group work, mats for us to expand our lay-down area, weighted lap pads that help to reduce anxiety, and cushions for additional floor seating.

Being able to own your learning and feel comfortable with how you learn is an empowering experience. We seek to foster their awareness of their diversity as learners through transforming our classroom to meet the needs of our students and help them grow as students and as humans!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Lap Pad - Large • Nasco $38.95 3 $116.85
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $54.00 1 $54.00
ProSource fs-1908-pzzl Puzzle Exercise Mat EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles (Black, 24 Square Feet) • 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 New Purple) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
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 New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anit Burst Professional Quality Design (Green, 65CM) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anit Burst Professional Quality Design (Purple, 65CM) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (65 cm) for Stability & Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anti Burst Professional Quality Design (Red, 65CM) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$326.77

Vendor shipping charges

$11.68

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.89

Total project goal

$439.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.24

1 Donor

-$439.24

Donations toward project cost

-$373.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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