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Ms. Van Orman from Mesa AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Free With Flexible Seating!

My students need balance balls, wobble chairs, and wiggle seats in order to help them focus and engage in their learning!

  • $823 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title 1 school where 60% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch, but that doesn’t hold us back. Kindergarten is a new beginning, and I love being able to share these experiences with my students. Every day is a chance for my students to come to school and be surrounded by people who love and support them.

My students come to school with a smile on their faces and are excited to learn every day.

They love collaborating with each other and working together in our classroom. They are caring and love helping one another in and out of the classroom.

In kindergarten, our learning is very hands-on and filled with engaging activities. A kindergartener's day is typically very long, and this can sometimes cause restlessness and inattentiveness. It is my hope to provide opportunities for my students to learn in the most safe and comfortable environment.

My Project

Flexible seating is an essential part of kindergarten. Kindergarten is the first year of formal schooling for most of my students. It can be very difficult for young children to transition from being at home making their own playful choices to being at school for the entire day. Sitting in hard, plastic chairs to complete learning activities is uncomfortable and difficult for my energetic and curious kindergartners. Flexible seating helps young learners move around in place, while still being completely engaged in their learning. It also provides a safe and appropriate way for any student to move their bodies. Balance balls, wobble chairs, and wiggle seats are high quality seating options for wiggling while working!

Your generous donation will help improve our kindergarten classroom by allowing my students the ability to get their wiggles out and engage in learning!

Young children learn actively. The more they can use their bodies, the better they can learn concepts. This project will change my students’ lives for the better because they will love school and feel success at an early age—having fun while learning!

Ms. Van Orman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA725 - Flex-Space 12" Wobble Chair Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $341.94 1 $341.94
LA484 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$615.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$699.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.37

Total project goal

$822.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$822.45

5 Donors

-$772.45

Donations toward project cost

-$656.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.87

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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