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Mrs. Keown from Greenwel Spgs LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgety and Creative 4-Year-Olds Need Seating and STEM

Help me give my students the ability to maximize their learning by choosing the best seat for their active needs. The building materials maximize creativity by helping with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) projects.

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My Students

My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them are being raised in single-parent or grandparent households and 100% receive a free or reduced-priced lunch. Some of these families are still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2016. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." My public school PreK classroom is designed to help these children get ready for kindergarten and to assist parents with community resources.

My students are active, love attention, and are eager to learn.

Many of my students are so happy to come to school that they would rather be here than home or anywhere else. From the moment they walk in my door, I try to give them a positive learning experience and shower them with the love and attention they deserve. I am hoping to contribute to the creation of life-long learners and to show these little ones that they are loved and important.

My Project

Flexible seating options allow students to choose where they learn best. We all know that every child learns differently and their environment has a huge impact on that. Not only do I want to create a space where kids can choose their best learning seat but I want to provide opportunities for them to use their creativity by providing materials for STEM projects.

By donating to our project you will help young children focus and learn STEM skills while getting the kinesthetic feedback they need.

I started using flexible seating options in my room this school year through a donors choose grant and it has been WONDERFUL. There has been a huge difference in behavior and I am excited to offer more options. My students will be allowed to choose if they would like to sit in a wobble seat, on a balance ball, a stool, or a standard plastic chair while at tables working in small groups. My students will decide which seating option helps them learn best. During whole group lessons some students will choose to sit on stability discs, pillows, or bitty bottom seats rather than the standard floor mat. I will allow students to bring other flexible seating options like wobble seats and balance balls to the floor mat if they choose to. Alternative seating gives students the opportunity to move, get those wiggles out, and still maximize their learning time!

The STEM building materials will be placed in a center where students are given the opportunity to use their creativity and engineering skills to build all kinds of things. Students have started these types of projects with items such as mini cups, legos, craft sticks, and Q-Tips. They will be able to use these items to expand their projects and let their imaginations run wild!

Mrs. Keown
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 - Red • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
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 - Purple • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5), Red, Blue, green, Yellow, Purple • Amazon Business $78.01 1 $78.01
Abilitations Bitty Bottom Seat Cushion, PVC Ball Filled, 8 Inches, Blue • Amazon Business $15.37 3 $46.11
Wooden Bricks 45 Magnetic Building Blocks, Magnetic Building Set consisting of 25 Colorful Wooden Bricks with 2 Magnets, 15 Colorful Wooden Bricks with 3 Magnets, 5 Colorful Wooden risers • Amazon Business $38.00 1 $38.00
dreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 600 Piece - Neon Color Mix • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
VCANNY Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Blocks Set for Boys/Girls, Magnetic Tiles Educational STEM Toys for Kids/Toddlers, 60 Piece • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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