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Ms. Benton from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Flexible Learning Environment

My students need flexible seating options like lap desks, wobble cushions, inflatable chairs, and exercise ball seats so our classroom can be a comfortable place to learn and grow!

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade students are a very diverse group! Optional flexible seating is a solution for students that need to move around to stay engaged! Every child has varying needs when it comes to being comfortable and engaged in the classroom and seven year old students have an exceptionally difficult time sitting for long periods.

In our Title 1 school we are working hard to meet the needs of every student and teach to multiple learning styles and levels of understanding.

My Project

My students need flexible seating so they can be comfortable in their environment. With so many students having unique needs, whether it be the need for choice, movement, sensory stimulation, or comfort, research indicates a significant increase in cognitive functioning when the classroom itself meets these needs allowing the teacher to focus on engaging students and promoting them to think collaboratively and critically.

Go Guardian, an educationally focused software company, states that "Flexible seating benefits are profound, due to the fact that the classroom is reorganized to make it more student-centered.

Children no longer enter into your classroom and feel like they are out of bounds or that they don’t have a specific space."

Ms. Benton
Grades PreK-2
  • West Nichols Hills Elementary School
  • Oklahoma City, OK
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Folding 17" x 11" Lap Desk with Storage - Blue - Durable Lightweight Portable Laptop Computer Children's Desks for Homework or Reading. No Assembly Required. • Amazon Business $15.97 8 $127.76
AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $12.90 5 $64.50
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.57 2 $51.14
CanDo Non-Slip Inflatable Exercise Ball with Stability Feet, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $11.25 3 $33.75
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Orange • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sand • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
The Classics 12-Pack Extreme Gel Pencil Grips, Assorted Colors and Shapes, 1.3-Inch Long (TPG-16512) • Amazon Business $1.97 3 $5.91

Materials cost

$436.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.67

Total project goal

$597.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.78

6 Donors

-$594.28

Donations toward project cost

-$508.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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