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Ms. Sanchez from Joliet IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Decision, Decisions! Let Students Make Some of Their Own.

My students need flexible ball seats and wobble chairs for more movement, and comfort throughout the day. Floor cushions are for those who want to sit on the floor or away from others.

  • $605 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a low-income fifth-grade classroom, with 23 students that are eager to grow socially, emotionally, and develop relationships. Our school fosters intense intervention and support to students that require additional help. These students from other 5th grade classrooms join our classroom for this daily support. This causes a crowded workspace for both joining students and my current students. In addition to this complication, when teachers are absent, 6-7 more students will join each 5th-grade classroom in placement of a substitute. With limited table space, this causes students to be crowded around small tables with little workspace. Although my students are flexible, they become territorial and possessive of their space.

My students are full of energy, compassion, and an eagerness to learn.

Granting students the ability to learn in a classroom where making positive choices, and acting on personal expression creates a classroom community where students' flourish. In fifth grade, students are beginning to find their interdependence, and sway between friendships in a quest to find what makes them feel special. Allowing students the choice of where to sit, who to sit by, and the ability to change their mind is an important goal.

My Project

Within a student's life, they are told what to do, where to sit, and to get along. Allowing students the flexibility to make those decisions, are both empowering, and beneficial to student engagement. Students must learn to make choices that will benefit their education. By allowing students to pick up and move away from disruptions and arguments, they will be encouraged to seek out a work environment that promotes learning important life skills.

Studies show that students require more movement and stimulation to remain engaged in a lesson.

Students with ADD or ADHD require more sensory input and movement throughout the day. Wobble chair and stability balls provide that movement.

Floor pillows can establish a comfortable seat that can be moved with ease. Comfort is a key element in student engagement. When students are comfortable, they are calm, focused, and in tune with their learning.

Studies also show that students who receive more movement throughout the day will have the increased benefit for their overall health and well being.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR124BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 6 $119.94
CR124GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371YE - Soft Seat - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371GR - Soft Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371RG - Soft Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$476.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$514.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.71

Total project goal

$604.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$604.71

6 Donors

-$529.71

Donations toward project cost

-$450.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.46

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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