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Mrs. Stortz from Aurora IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Community of Collaborative Learners

Help me give my students the opportunity to maximize learning through collaboration and movement.

  • $611 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

School has just begun! Twenty-nine kiddos now fill the learning spaces in our classroom. They've given life to tables and shelves and bulletin boards. Our classroom now breathes. And just as I begin to know each one as a learner and human, so do they begin to think about and understand themselves as learners with unique needs.

These kiddos are diverse learners!

They are ten and eleven year old fifth graders each with different learning abilities, styles, passions, and needs. They are readers and writers and scientists and artists and mathematicians eager to learn and grow.

My Project

Kiddos don't like to sit in a chair at a desk all day. Who would? Kiddos like to move while they learn. Movement and standing not only promotes health, but it promotes learning. And movement leads to collaboration. This project isn't just about a comfy spot to sit. The items chosen by KIDS allow them to be active in their learning, but most importantly move around to collaborate with peers, discuss ideas, make plans, and create.

Our classroom is one of ideas and discussion.

And when given a choice of where this learning happens; at a table, on the floor, independently, or with a small group . . . great thinking blooms!

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $46.06 6 $276.36
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $47.00 2 $94.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Matte Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Chair Fidget Bands (12-Pack) - Improves Focus in The Classroom for School Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band – Silent and Non-Disruptive • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97

Materials cost

$481.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$518.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.50

Total project goal

$610.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$610.01

11 Donors

-$606.48

Donations toward project cost

-$518.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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