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Ms. T from Topanga CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Flexible Seating to Help with Focusing

My students need additional flexible seating options to help facilitate their learning.

  • $1,537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." -Tom Hunter from National Association for the Education of Young Children.

I have a fantastic group of 2nd graders.

Each one is so uniquely individual in a class that's culturally diverse. They are a lively, creative, and bright group of children. My students come every day eager and ready to learn. We are a community charter school with strong family commitment, located in the beautiful canyon of Topanga, CA. My students have many benefits that students in other areas do not. A supportive PTA/Youth Association supplies teachers/students with a wide range of basic materials however, the economy has hit our families hard, and they are now more limited with how much they can help us.

My Project

With flexible seating options the children are able to pick a spot around the room utilizing a variety of seating choices to complete their work.

Flexible seating options allows all types of learners to be engaged in their work.

Some children chose the traditional chairs and tables while others opt to stand at a standing desk, use a exercise balls, or wobble stool. This allows for a favorable learning environment for a variety of learners.

Research suggest some benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories, using up excess energy, improving metabolism, increase motivation and engagement, creating a better oxygen flow to the brain, and improving core strength and overall posture. It is clear why physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, improved behavior, and better health.

I plan to use the floor table to allow students to work and sit at floor level. The rug will be used as a comfortable space for the children to sit, lay, and work on. When students are sitting on the rug they will be using the lap desks as a hard surface for writing. I also need new stools for our tall table.

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC863 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 9' x 12' - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $389.00 1 $389.00
LC758 - Flex-Space Rectangular Floor Table - 30" x 60" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $259.00 1 $259.00
LC153 - Flex-Space Student Lap Desk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 4 $239.96
Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools With Back,Set of 2,Counter Height Swivel Stool by Leopard (Black) • Amazon Business $82.99 2 $165.98
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50

Materials cost

$1,153.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$105.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,306.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$230.52

Total project goal

$1,536.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,536.80

23 Donors

-$1,527.09

Donations toward project cost

-$1,306.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$220.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.71

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$0.00

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