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Ms. Longbottom from Worcester MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding a Seat that Won't Defeat!

My students need wobble chairs, floor seating, and balance balls to maximize their success in the classroom!

  • $1,022 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade class is full of amazing students who are eager to learn! My students thrive learning through a hands-on-approach. Students love being able to move around and not being confined to a desk. They learn best when they are able to choose a work space that is best for them.

Flexible Seating- "A movement that lets students decide where and how they'll sit to learn- not learn to sit".

In my classroom, students will choose a workplace that allows them to be successful and comfortable. The balance balls, wobble seats, carpet, and floor cushions will offer students a variety of choices to fit their individual needs.

My Project

Research has shown that students are more successful when they have a comfortable and desirable place to work in the classroom. By providing flexible seating to students, they will be able to redirtect their energy in respectful and resourceful ways. Students will use the balance balls and wobble chairs to complete their work in their seats while also exerting additional energy and movement in a respectful and quiet manner. Students will be able to bounce and roll on top of the balance balls while other students may find wobbling and balancing on the chairs to be more beneficial for them. Either way, the seating allows the classroom to maintain a comfortable work environment for all students.

Flexible seating allows for students to move in their seats by bouncing, wobbling, leaning, rocking, and balancing which directly correlates to young minds being more alert and focused.

This arrangement also allows for students to have a choice in their seating and control of their environment.

Students will also learn how to take care of community supplies. Flexible seating is not a right, it is a privilege. Students will learn how to respect classroom furniture in order to continue having this privilege in the classroom.

Ms. Longbottom
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC860 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 3 $86.97
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$825.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$868.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.22

Total project goal

$1,021.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,021.44

7 Donors

-$871.44

Donations toward project cost

-$740.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.72

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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