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Mrs. Donegan from Tampa FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget Less, Focus More

Help me give my students flexible seating so they can concentrate better, fidget less, and be more focused on learning.

  • $1,015 goal

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My Students

My students are from the most diverse part of Tampa Bay. Because of this, our population is made up of many English Language Learners. When they come into school, for most, it's their first time in school. It is up to us to make sure they get the best quality public education they deserve. My students are young, ambitious, and curious.

School is a time to explore and play, to imagine and create until the end of the day.

Our school is a Title I/Renaissance School. Most of our students are from low-income families which is reflected by our 91% free or reduced-price lunch status. Although my kids face socioeconomic challenges, they come to school every day willing to learn. I get the most satisfaction as a teacher when I see their faces light up when they finally understand something I'm teaching or when I read a book that they are interested in.

My Project

Flexible seating will allow my students to focus more on their learning. Wobbly stools and cushions offer alternative seating solutions which give students an outlet for their restlessness and excess energy. This will allow them an opportunity to deal with these issues while keeping their attention focused on learning. The Wobbly stools also help strengthen their core muscles which leads to greater concentration on their tasks.

In kindergarten, it's too early to diagnose students with ADHD, which leaves kids at a disadvantage because nothing gets done for their needs.

This eventually leads to the whole group losing focus whether or not the child is just fidgety or suffers from ADHD, learning grinds to a halt. The wobbly cushions will also allow students to get their wiggles out while participating in whole group activities on the rug. Both are lightweight and easy for the students to move around so they can use them during independent work time.

I have seen how these seats positively affect student’s behavior and I hope that my students will get to use this adaptive learning aid in the classroom!

Mrs. Donegan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $53.99 4 $215.96
Trideer Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Ring & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & Posture(Ball with Ring • Amazon Business $32.99 6 $197.94
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business $15.29 8 $122.32
ECR4Kids ELR-15615-BK Ace Active Core Engagement Wobble Stool for Kids Flexible Classroom and Home Seating, 15" H, Black • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.60 4 $86.40
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.74 1 $59.74
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Orange, 21.7" • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00

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