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Ms. Tierney from Indianapolis IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Safe and Comfortable with Flexible Seating

Help me give my students wobble chairs, adjustable tables for working, and yoga ball chairs for more flexible seating in our classroom.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are not native English speakers. In fact, some of them are refugees from distant parts of the world. Many of my students have few books, magazines, or other educational materials at home, so it's crucial that they experience every possible advantage at school.

As a teacher at a high-poverty school serving a largely ESL population, I am convinced that my students will excel when provided with quality materials and instruction.

My Project

With these materials I will be able to give the students in our classroom more of a choice with how they will be able to learn. Allowing students to be able to make the choice of where they sit makes them feel more in control of their own learning.

I know that students learn in all different types of ways.

Sitting in a desk or a chair for hours on end can make even the best of us feel uncomfortable and disengaged. With these different seating options we are allowing the students to stay engaged and focused on the material. We are allowing for students to feel like they can get up and move around while still learning!

At our school we are pushing for more of a safe and welcoming environment. Having the students feel more comfortable makes them feel safer. When students are safer they are more inclined to follow directions and feel more comfortable in the classroom setting. Flexible seating is a great way for our students to work on their conflict resolution skills and how to kindly solve a problem. Please help us take this first step to make our students feel like they are in their most comfortable environment.

Ms. Tierney
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $59.13 1 $59.13
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Flexible Seating Classroom- Children Who Can’t Sit Still - 17.75" Wobble Chair - Corrects Posture | Purple • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Flexible Seating Classroom- Children Who Can’t Sit Still - 17.75" Wobble Chair - Corrects Posture | Green • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Lifetime Height Adjustable Craft Camping and Utility Folding Table, 4 ft, 4'/48 x 24, White Granite • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
zees 2,000 Pipe Cleaners in 10 Assorted Colors, Value Pack of Chenille Stems for DIY Arts and Craft Projects and Decorations - 6mm x 12 Inches (2000) • Amazon Business $33.98 1 $33.98
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion-Flexible Seating Classroom(Extra Thick), Core Balance Disc(Multiple Colors), Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion-Flexible Seating Classroom(Extra Thick), Core Balance Disc(Multiple Colors), Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
CanDo Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Green, 65 cm W x 35 cm • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
CanDo Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Orange, 55 cm W x 30 cm • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44

Materials cost

$420.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$457.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.69

Total project goal

$537.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.95

6 Donors

-$286.48

Donations toward project cost

-$243.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.97

Matching donations from our partners

-$251.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$213.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.72

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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