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Ms. Doherty from Hampton VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgeters! Little People Shouldn't Have to Stay Still All Day!

Help me give my students opportunities to choose from 6 Giaim balance ball chairs, 6 Studico wobble chairs, and 6 Giaim balance ball chairs with stability legs.

  • $768 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 18 very active little people, ages four and five, of all races and colors including non-English speakers. The Virginia Preschool Initiative serves at risk four year olds. Through this program, children with few privileges will have the chance to experience school life and get a head start on academic skills.

Little people love to move, wiggle and squirm!

Black, white, short, tall, boys and girls. I love them all! Individual little personalities that have the capability of greatness! We laugh, cry, learn and grow together!

Young children need colorful, fun classroom decor to enhance learning!

These students all come from low-income families. They may not have pretty things at home. They deserve a warm, colorful classroom with flex seating.

My Project

Flexible seating will give preschoolers choices as to where to sit. Making choices leads to autonomy and independence. These different seats will allow them to wiggle during small group instruction.

Young children like to fidget!

They actually NEED to move. Traditional classrooms furniture forces them to sit still for the majority of the day.

Flexible seating promotes good posture and the increased ability to focus on learning letters, numbers, shapes, colors and so much more! Picture your 4 year old actually illustrating and writing his own stories at a table, while sitting on a ball. There is nothing that limits us but our own lack of imagination.

Lastly, my students come from low-income families. They may not be given many choices or have colorful surroundings. These special seats will brighten up my poor old classroom!

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

Equity Focus

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/Pink • Amazon Business $51.51 6 $309.06
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Toddlers (Kindergarten) - Age Range 2-3 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 10" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $34.99 6 $209.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.73 6 $94.38

Materials cost

$613.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$652.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.16

Total project goal

$767.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$767.74

4 Donors

-$356.29

Donations toward project cost

-$326.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$383.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$326.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.58

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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