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Mrs. Smith from Cleveland OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative and Inspiring Seating

Help me give my students the seating options that will allow them work at their highest potential. Using flexible seating will optimize their attention, concentration and release good chemicals to wake up their brains!

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resourceful, creative and eager to learn. It is amazing to watch them finally figure something out they have struggled with for awhile. That AH-HA moment! They are amazing people too! The dreams they have and what they want to accomplish in life will astound you. Astronaut. Cinematographer. Doctor. Artist. Teacher. Their dreams are endless.

I love to watch them learn together and support each other.

I want you to have that opportunity also. Can you help them realize their dreams?

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them and become responsible for their learning. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive to their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The ball chairs offer back support and core strengthening while allowing movement some students need, the portable tables allow students to work on the floor or under the desks while supporting the laptops. The donut balls will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out and as an alternative chair if needed!

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help them grow even more!

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Wasabi • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Green • Amazon Business $60.10 2 $120.20
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $28.49 3 $85.47
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Green, 25.6" • Amazon Business $15.25 2 $30.50
Chair Bands for Kids,LQQDD Chair Fidget Bands Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School SPD ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$395.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.07

Total project goal

$507.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.12

5 Donors

-$332.87

Donations toward project cost

-$290.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.58

Matching donations from our partners

-$165.60

Match offers toward project cost

-$140.76

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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