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Mrs. Rusch from Eaton CO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engagement and Ownership With Flexible Seating

Help me give my students the furniture they need for a functional, flexible seating classroom.

  • $699 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is made up of 22 hard-working and fun-loving kids.Many of my students are raised on farms and are active in sports, which can make sitting through the school day difficult!

We are working to break the mold of the traditional classroom and enjoy learning in collaborative groups to grow together as a community.

We are serious about learning and having fun. I know that my students learn in a different way than I did as a child, and I focus on teaching towards these 21st century needs

My Project

Flexible seating is taking the education world by storm- and for good reason.

The ability for a student to choose their own seat has several positive outcomes, the most positive and impactful being a sense of ownership and responsibility.

We adults have a difficult time sitting through hour long meetings, so it is no wonder that our kids struggle sitting at school! My classroom currently has one wobble seat that is too small for students, yet they fight over it daily. Everyone always wants the wobble seat! With this project, every child can choose a seat to help them learn their best. We need more wobble seats so we don't clash over who gets to use the one we have. Not everyone loves the wobble seats, so we also need exercise balls and sit disks as an alternative. These seats are great because the student gets whole body exercise and engaging the core engages the brain! Some of my students prefer to work on the floor, which is why we also need options for floor work like the lap desks. Being able to wiggle or choose the environment that will allow the student to put forth their best effort helps engage and focus a student, and having a "special" seat encourages and motivates a student to do their best work.

Mrs. Rusch
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ELR-15621-PW SitWell Adjustable Stool, Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stool with Adjustable Height, Powder White • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
ECR4Kids Junior Classic Bean Bag, Turquoise (26") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
ECR4Kids Junior Classic Bean Bag, Light Grey (26") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
ECR4Kids SoftZone Cozy Floor Seat Cushions with Handles, 2” Deluxe Foam, Flexible Classroom Story Time Seating for Toddlers and Kids, Round, Contemporary (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Silver) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Turkis) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98

Materials cost

$522.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$593.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.73

Total project goal

$698.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$698.19

10 Donors

-$430.54

Donations toward project cost

-$380.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.58

match offer

-$250.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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