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Mrs. Cochran from Manteca CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Education Should Be Flexible!

Help me give my students a few new flexible seating options in class such as wobble stools or comfy​ floor option.

  • $232 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 3rd Grade teacher at a school where a portion of our students receives free or reduced-price lunches. We also have a low-income population and a high number of English learning students. I want to introduce a flexible learning environment to my students where they are able to collaborate with their classmates and learn in a new environment other than the traditional desk setting. I believe as students are able to move around and experience learning in new settings they retain more information. I am in hopes to get and keep my students excited about their learning process.

My Project

I believe that students learn best when they can be in their natural elements. Children are meant to be wiggly and full of energy so giving them a seating option which allows them to embrace these types of behaviors I feel is best. We too often try to contain students to desks and chairs and then get frustrated when they won’t stay in their seat. I feel it is time for teachers to start changing the environments of their classrooms to embrace the new 21st-century learner and flexible seating is a ​fantastic way to begin this new journey. These seating options will help get my students on the right path!

Mrs. Cochran
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 1 $47.69
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 1 $47.69

Materials cost

$150.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.66

Total project goal

$231.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$231.05

2 Donors

-$149.00

Donations toward project cost

-$141.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$64.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$54.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

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$0.00

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