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Mrs. Downey from Lake Tapps WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students With Flexible Seating

Help me give my students an environment that fosters choice and collaboration to learn in. The wiggle seats will allow my students to be more engaged during learning, by allowing them to move in a meaningful way.

  • $742 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Research has shown that flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and helps them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking. I want to empower my students to make their own choices, learn to identify what helps them learn, and practice these skills in a structured environment.

My students are excited, energetic learners who are craving more knowledge and experiences.

In my classroom alone, I have students with Autism, Behavioral and emotional disorders, struggling learners, highly capable students, and everything in between. My students come from all over the world including Ghana, Ukraine, Mexico, and the United States. I have students that speak with an adult level vocabulary as well as beginning English language learners. My classroom is diverse in many ways, but my students thrive when working together.

My Project

These items will directly impact every student in my classroom. Each student will have the ability to choose their own work environment depending on their specific needs. The seating allows students to rock, wobble, fidget, and move. This allows oxygen to flow more freely to their brain and improves concentration.

Kayla Delzer wrote, “Giving students choices about their physical classroom space teaches them higher-order thinking skills." By providing students with choices like wobble stools and medicine ball chairs, I will be teaching students to recognize their personal needs, advocate for themselves, and make their own decisions to promote success.

These items will directly impact student learning in my classroom because students will be more engaged, have improved concentration, and will build self esteem through the process of making their own choices.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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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, Black • Amazon Business $57.77 5 $288.85
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 17.75" Wobble Chair Kids ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age Range 7-12y • Amazon Business $63.99 4 $255.96

Materials cost

$544.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$630.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.29

Total project goal

$741.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$741.94

6 Donors

-$604.00

Donations toward project cost

-$543.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.60

match offer

-$102.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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