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Mrs. Epkey from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enter at Your Own Risk: Flexible Seating Available Only

My students need a stand-up workstation and flexible classroom (balance balls, bench, reclining seats) seating to help them engage in our quadrant learning style.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love that my students are curious, enthusiastic, unpredictable and sometimes erratic in behavior. They are full of joy one moment and can become irritated and upset the next. In other words, they are young adolescents who are working through puberty and peer pressure as they find their place in our community of learning. All the while, figuring out the best way to complete their assignments, participate in after school activities, open their lockers, and make new friends.

Meeting their learning styles can be difficult sometimes.

That is why I feel it is important to help them feel as comfortable as possible during their learning process.

My Project

With the option of flexible seating my students will be able to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During stations work students will be able to collaborate, interact, and communicate on a much higher level. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting on the floor with clip boards, or sitting on the window shelves.

Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.

They almost always seem more engaged and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The concave seat stools will allow students to sit anywhere around the room with a different look and feel than a regular hard stool. The backless balance ball chairs will give some movement options while addressing posture and balance issues. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. The comfy folding floor seats will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom. Lastly, the standing desk will give students an option from sitting at all. Standing helps with circulation and can reduce the amount of off task issues.

Mrs. Epkey
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SONGMICS Height Adjustable Standing Desk Gas Spring Sit-Stand Workstation with Casters Computer Desk Natural Grain, ULAD08NW • Amazon Business $263.99 1 $263.99
SONGMICS Vanity Stool Modern Concave Seat Surface Makeup Dressing Stool Padded Bench with Rubberwood Legs White URDS51W • Amazon Business $59.00 2 $118.00
Gaiam Backless Balance Ball Chair - 52cm Stability Ball Home & Office Desk Chair with Inflation Pump, Blue • Amazon Business $47.98 1 $47.98
Gaiam Backless Balance Ball Chair - 52cm Stability Ball Home & Office Desk Chair with Inflation Pump, Purple • Amazon Business $47.98 1 $47.98
ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Picnic Time Portable Recreation Reclining Oniva Seat, Light Blue • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Picnic Time Portable Recreation Reclining Oniva Seat, Lime • Amazon Business $32.29 1 $32.29

Materials cost

$543.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$581.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.60

Total project goal

$683.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$683.98

5 Donors

-$682.21

Donations toward project cost

-$581.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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