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Mrs. Ramirez from Clovis CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Our Future With Flexible Seating and Hands-on Learning!

Help me give my students wobble chairs, floor seats, and STEM manipulatives that will support the needs of students with different learning styles.

  • $1,336 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My bright and eager students attend a diverse school in Central California. Each day we celebrate our differences in our classroom and learn from one another’s’ culture and life experiences. My second grade class of 23 students are collaborative, energetic, curious, and resourceful. Our class enjoys alternative seating options, playing hands-on games to understand concepts, and STEM activities.

My students have many strengths and abilities, which positively contributes to our diverse classroom.

The students learn best when they can move around the classroom, choose a seat in which they feel comfortable and focused, and demonstrate their understanding of concepts through hands-on and engaging activities.

The students come to class eager to learn every day and they like to be challenged. My students have a desire to learn and do their best each day. My students learn best by having multiple seating options and through hands-on learning activities.

My Project

My students would greatly benefit from flexible seating options such as wobble chairs and floor seats. I believe flexible seating is important in the classroom because students learn in different ways. Some students learn best while standing, bouncing, rocking, or laying down! I want to be able to support all the students in my classroom, so they can learn in a way that is most comfortable for them. Wobble chairs, and floor seats would allow my students to choose a seat that best support his or her learning style. Offering flexible seating in the classroom will provide students with an opportunity to move their bodies while staying focused and engaged in their learning.

Hands-on materials such as Magna-Tiles, Dive into Shapes Geometry, and Match & Sort Reading Comprehension cards provide students with opportunities to use critical thinking skills and are also wonderful ways to help teach abstract concepts.

My students would benefit from hands-on materials to help them better understand and master math and reading concepts. Lastly, we would greatly benefit from having book bins for our classroom library. This would allow for our books to be easily accessible and organized by AR levels.

One of my jobs as an educator is to ensure my students have a safe and welcoming learning environment. In this environment, I want ALL my students to have opportunities to be engaged, excited, challenged and participate regularly. I know that these flexible seating options and hands-on activities will help my class stay focused and engaged in lessons. My students will take great care of these materials and use them regularly. I am looking forward to seeing which flexible seating options my students enjoy as well as more critical thinking and engagement with the hands-on activities.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA726 - Flex-Space 14" Wobble Chair Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $398.94 1 $398.94
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP940X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
GG963VT - Help-Yourself Book Bin - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
FD875 - Teaching Gear Clock • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP578 - Match & Sort Vocabulary Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP576 - Match & Sort Reading Comprehension Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A "Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
FF477 - Synonyms Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF473 - Prefixes & Suffixes Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base 10 Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
TT192BL - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
YB10BU - Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
YB10RD - Lakeshore Storage Box - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TT193BL - Lid for Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
YB11BU - Lid for Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.49 1 $2.49
YB11RD - Lid for Lakeshore Storage Box - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.49 1 $2.49

Materials cost

$998.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.31

Total project goal

$1,335.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,335.38

1 Donor

-$1,335.38

Donations toward project cost

-$1,135.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.31

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$0.00

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