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Mrs. Douglas from Fort Bragg CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finally, a Seat That's Right for Me

My students need a seat that will help them focus on the task at hand. Some children simply cannot sit still in a chair so these alternative forms will help them - and me!

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I live in a remote, small, but beautiful town on the northern California coast. Once the lumber mill shut down, the only industries left were fishing (somewhat) and tourism. Because of that, the district budget for "extras" is basically non-existent. In fact, for many children, the school environment is better than their homes.

Children at the elementary level, between ages 4-10, need to wiggle - to "shake their wiggles out." Finally, school furniture manufacturers and educators have realized this and alternative ways of sitting in the classroom have been created to address this stage of development.

What a relief for some children when they can sit on a ball, or sit on the floor with pillows, or sit on a stool that rotates. So often, children don't even realize they're moving! My project will include those alternative seating choices to facilitate better focus, less distractions, and more success!

My Project

So often in the past, I've found myself constantly nagging at children to "sit down," "quit tipping your chair," or "sit straight." I'm thrilled that schoolrooms are now being equipped with ways to help those little wigglers get their squirming satisfied and at the same time, get their tasks done.

Special stools and inflated balls with five legs are the perfect solution to lessen restlessness and improve focus while the children learn.

"Wobble" stools allow that freedom to move somewhat without tipping over. Likewise, the balls are sturdy, lightweight and can easily be carried to different places in the classroom.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$364.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.55

Total project goal

$510.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.31

1 Donor

-$510.31

Donations toward project cost

-$433.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.55

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$0.00

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