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Mrs. Schloegel from Glenolden PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Doing our Best Work in Kindergarten with Flexible Seating!

My students need flexible seating options like comfy beanbags, wobble chairs, cushions, lap desks, balance balls, and stools that will allow them to have options while doing their best work.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. The students in my school come from extremely low economic backgrounds. 100% of the students in my building receive free/reduced lunch. It is my job as their teacher to give them a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment that allows them to succeed and grow into lifelong learners.

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

No matter what challenges my students may have had to face before they walk in my classroom, it is my goal to to give them a secure, happy, and exciting place to work hard and learn in each day. Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We work hard in our class each day to incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

There is so much to be said for offering choice in the classroom. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make choices that work best for them. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. Students who get to have a choice in where they sit are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at a table or desk.

Flexible seating encourages students to move, collaborate, communicate with their peers, and develop thinking skills.

Fulfilling this choice allows students to be comfortable and more willing to participate and stay focused. Allowing students the choice in where they sit also improves their physical health and increases the flow of oxygen to the brain. Seating options also allow for sensory input and stimulation that some students need to help process information. Offering many different choices and opportunities allows all of the students in my room to be comfortable, while providing them the tools they need to be successful and ready to learn each day!

Mrs. Schloegel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age range 3-7y • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
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 Blue) • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
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 $52.86 1 $52.86
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Well Woven 09534 Kids Rug Starbright Bright Square Modern Geometric x 5 Area, 3'3" x 5', Multi • Amazon Business $39.42 1 $39.42
American Furniture Alliance Bean Bag Refill Bag Beans • Amazon Business $17.45 2 $34.90

Materials cost

$316.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.91

Total project goal

$412.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.74

8 Donors

-$292.74

Donations toward project cost

-$248.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.91

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

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$0.00

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