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Mrs. Heflin from Edna KS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget and Focus

Help me give my students ball chairs, Wobble chairs, and other items for the wiggling and movement they need while they work.

  • $700 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 5th graders at my school are hard working, kind, and a valuable part of the school family. They come from many different backgrounds, but they are always looking for ways to have fun and do their best. They are caring and are deserving of everything good the world has to offer.

Students here come from hardworking families who love their school and community.

They see the value of items and work hard to protect them. Over all other traits, they are respectful to each other and hold each other up through triumphs and heartache.

My Project

The flexible seating options proposed in this project would allow students to move up and down, side to side, or just move their feet with a little resistance. These items would allow for students to move them to different places they are working around the building.

The swivel ball chair leans, bounces and spins 360 degrees for an active seating experience that encourages good posture, core muscle strength and may help increase concentration.

It also helps promote better posture with a rubber-molded anti-skid base for use on all floor types. It offers the posture benefits of a yoga ball without the rolling. It helps promote movement by leaning, bouncing and swiveling. The active grow stool allows for students of all different heights to be able to sit comfortably. It adjusts from 17-24 inches and is made of a lightweight material, so it can easily be moved to where ever a student is working. These stools will allow students to better focus on reading a story, working through math problems, or studying geography all while putting a little extra movement in their day. While these stools will help with movement, they will also help with core strength and balance.

The chair bands are simple but extremely effective. By allowing a child to constantly move their legs while sitting they have an outlet for their energy and are able to increase their focus. The chair bands are a continuous loop that easily stretches around the two front legs of a school chair. They can be moved to another chair quickly and can be used over and over again. The items in this project would allow for ALL students to have a flexible seating option, not just a few.

Mrs. Heflin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Zenergy Swivel Ball Chair 4760BV, Black Vinyl, Active Seating Experience, CPSI Certified • Amazon Business $143.16 1 $143.16
MooreCo Hierarchy Height Adjustable Active Grow Stool, 17" – 24"H X 13"W X 13"D, Black Color (50970-GREY) • Amazon Business $119.86 1 $119.86
New Wobble Stool Adjustable Height Active Sitting Balance Perching Chair for Office Standing Desk Best Tall Swivel Ergonomic Stability Sit Stand Up Perch Stool • Amazon Business $90.00 1 $90.00
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with New Ring (Red), 65cm) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Silver), 65cm) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$519.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$594.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.90

Total project goal

$699.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$699.34

7 Donors

-$515.52

Donations toward project cost

-$445.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.83

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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