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Mr. Bhatti from Falls Church VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Right At Home In 6th Grade

My students need flexible seating options in addition to classroom fixtures such as an organizer cart and pocket chart to promote independence.

  • $416 goal

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My Students

6th grade is such an interesting age. My students are getting prepared to leave elementary school and transition to middle school. They are slowly becoming more independent by following the various systems I have in place in my classroom. And even more important, they are making choices to help shape the positive impact that they will have, not only in the school but in the community as well.

For me, I not only get to make an impact as a teacher, but also as a mentor at a critical juncture in their lives.

It's that exact point that makes me bring my "A" game to my classroom each day. Coming from various backgrounds and being one of the most diverse schools in my district, I get to share experiences with about 25 students next year. Many of them come from low-income homes and where English is a second language.

However, we never let that get in the way. As a close-knit family as a classroom and as a school, we foster a warm and welcoming environment and empower our students to be the very best that they can be.

My Project

Think back to when you were in grade school, specifically 6th grade. Think about what your classroom was like. Recall something you wish was different. Now imagine the chance to make that difference for the next generation!

My project aims to add some flair and pizzazz to how my students get work done around the classroom.

The most expensive ticket item is a set of five balance balls as a part of my flexible seating system. Table groups will compete by meeting class expectations and earning points to have the privilege to substitute their traditional chair for a balance ball. It'll help get the wiggles out for many students in a quiet way.

Building on to my flexible seating system is also access to use the Big Joe Dorm chair and padded stools. Again, it'll provide an opportunity to swap out the normal chair and allow for flexible seating around the classroom. As a result, students will focus on meeting expectations and taking responsibility for their actions. And because table groups are competing for points, students will have to collaborate and work together to keep their eyes on the prize!

The final two items are classroom fixtures that I will use as command centers for different purposes. The organizer cart would serve as a supply station for classroom goods, but also as the deposit box for assignments. Each assignment would have an "In-Box", where students would sign off to acknowledge their submission of an assignment. And each folder would be kept in its appropriate drawer for students to access rather than ask me where to turn something in. The Pocket Chart is the mailroom for the class. Anything outgoing would be stacked near the chart for early finishers of assignments to sort and distribute into the correct slot.

Mr. Bhatti
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Seville Classics 15-Drawer Organizer Cart, Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT-1100-SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $54.87 1 $54.87
30 Pocket Storage Pocket Chart | Includes 5 Over Door Hooks, 30 Label Cards & A Marker | Organize your Files, Work, Assignments, Classroom & More, Premium 48 x 42 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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