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Mrs. Hetrick from China Grove NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Seating!

Help me give my students Dew Drop Bean Bag Chairs and many more options for flexible seating instead of chairs!

  • $1,082 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"YES! I DID IT!" Those words are music to my ears when it comes to students learning. The fact that they put all their effort into one task and they were able to achieve that is the BEST part of teaching.

My students are my kids, and I treat them as that.

They are loved and disciplined at the same time while being taught. I hear the excitement in their voices as they grasp different concepts, and to hear the laughter in the room as they are collaborating makes my heart smile!

I wish I could provide everything my students need to be successful in my classroom but sadly, I can't! But what I do know, is that there are amazing people out there willing to help educators get the resources they need and for that I say thank you!

My Project

I have seen multiple classrooms use flexible seating for students and I always used the excuse, "6 year olds can't handle that!" I have realized that 6 year olds can accomplish A LOT and be more creative than adults. I have come to the realization that some things hinder student learning, like comfort.

I would love for my students to be so comfortable in their learning environment that it doesn't feel like "school"!

I have noticed as the years have gone on that students sit in chairs MUCH differently than when I was in school. They constantly have their feet moving, they sit on their knees, and they want to lean on tables. So why not make it easier for them and give them choices pertaining to how they want to work!

I chose beanbags, lap trays, and floor pillows to get my students engaged in their independent work. I want them to feel like the school is a second home instead of it being a place of dread. I want students to get excited to walk into my classroom and see that they can choose their seat, and be comfortable throughout the whole day!

Mrs. Hetrick
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Dew Drop Bean Bag Chair, Black • Amazon Business $82.00 3 $246.00
Laptop Bed Tray Table, Nearpow Adjustable Laptop Bed Stand, Portable Standing Table with Foldable Legs, Foldable Lap Tablet Table for Sofa Couch Floor - Medium Size • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Poly and Bark Trattoria 18" Stool in Bronze (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $96.98 1 $96.98
Brentwood Originals 2136 Plush Bed Rest, Chili Red • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Multifunction Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor for Adults/Students/Kids (Gentleman Black) • Amazon Business $26.99 3 $80.97
Popular Handicrafts Large Ombre Mandala Round Hippie Floor Pillow - Cushion - Pouf Cover Bohemian Yoga Decor Floor Cushion Case - 32" Gold • Amazon Business $14.22 3 $42.66
( 10 count ) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Solace Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboards Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45

Materials cost

$813.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$919.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.28

Total project goal

$1,081.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,081.85

4 Donors

-$771.85

Donations toward project cost

-$656.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.78

match offer

-$310.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$263.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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