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Mrs. Jones from Rexburg ID is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students with Choice by Providing Diverse Seating Options

My students need standing tables, wobble chairs (to channel their energy), tall stools, and other unique options for learning.

  • $930 goal

This project expired on August 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are self-motivated and hard working. They overcome challenges each day that bring them the feeling of success and purpose. We have focused on the power we gain when we realize that our shortcomings and flaws are actually what make us stronger. My students are learning to accept their challenges, and allow others to help them.

My students know that they are not preparing for “something,” but rather, they are preparing themselves for ANYTHING.” They are proactive in their learning, they cultivate their passions through perseverance, and they view failures as an opportunity to grow and gain perspective.

My students enjoy working together as a team to problem-solve. They support and build up one another. My students enjoy collaborating and finding new ways to learn concepts. They are fun-loving children, who strive to do their best!

My Project

The goal of flexible seating is to better engage my students and empower them with choices by providing diverse seating options. Seating arrangements will facilitate student-centered, collaborative learning, foster a positive learning community, and promote healthy, kinesthetic learning.

Flexible seating is part of a shifting educational paradigm and a revision of my own teaching philosophy to support more student-directed, 21st-century learning.

There is high value to choices, and trusting my students with the power to make those choices leads to better academic and behavioral outcomes. I am preparing students to be contributing members of society in the ever-changing “real world,” which is full of choices. Flexible seating encourages students to find what works best for them as individual learners with different needs and preferences. The ownership and responsibility fostered by this kind of classroom redesign decreases disruptive behaviors that often occur with traditional, restrictive seating.

In addition to benefiting the average restless child, flexible seating will accommodate my many kinesthetic learners with higher sensory needs. Different seating arrangements will allow students to channel their energy while working. According to Dr. Matthew T. Mahar’s research published in the Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, purposeful physical activity in the classroom improved on-task behavior.

Our ever-changing, increasingly digital society demands learners who can adapt. Students must be flexible, and I hope my classroom can be, too.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 95 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Grey • Amazon Business $77.95 4 $311.80
Flash Furniture 30'' Round Wood Cocktail Table with 30'' and 42'' Columns • Amazon Business $83.66 3 $250.98
Crew Furniture 512100 Classic Video Rocker Black with Black Mesh Racing Stripe • Amazon Business $29.98 3 $89.94
Pearington BW-002 BW-001 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Seating and Multi Purpose Stools • Amazon Business $54.21 1 $54.21

Materials cost

$706.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$790.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.46

Total project goal

$929.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$929.76

14 Donors

-$521.15

Donations toward project cost

-$470.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$375.76

Match offers toward project cost

-$319.40

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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