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Ms. Fisher from Rensselaer NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Seats for Squirmy Students

Help me give my students flexible seating options and tools to succeed in our classroom!

  • $416 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is an integrated full-day kindergarten in a low SES district. We have a diverse group of students with a variety of academic and behavioral needs. In order for students to learn their very best, we are hoping to create a classroom with the tools and resources to accommodate them.

We want to provide our excited and eager learners with a love and passion for school.

Our kindergarten students enjoy moving throughout the classroom and exploring their environment. Through hands-on activities and play-based learning, our friends are discovering the joys of being in grade school. Our friends are excited to engage in project-based learning opportunities, and come to school with a smile on their face each day!

My Project

Research has shown allowing students to move helps them to maintain focus in the classroom. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow through the body, and core strength. In kindergarten, our goal is to engage our young learners by providing exciting and fun lessons throughout the day. Flexible seating keeps young minds more alert and focused while learning.

Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment.

We hope to provide fidget bands for our classroom chairs to increase self-regulation and allow for movement during seatwork. Cushions are versatile and can be used on the carpet or at our desks to provide core stimulation and sensory input to those students that need it. This kind of stimulation can help students stay focused and process information, especially those with ADHD and ASD. Our stadium seats will provide support during carpet work and will help students stay in their own space while engaging in whole group lessons.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KinderMat, Red KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
ONIVA - a Picnic Time Brand Oniva Portable Reclining Seat, Lime • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
ONIVA - a Picnic Time Brand Oniva Portable Reclining Seat, Light Blue • Amazon Business $39.52 1 $39.52
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $38.78 1 $38.78
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch (Spicy Lime) • Amazon Business $31.63 1 $31.63
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
2 Pack - SueSport Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, 14 Inch, Blue • Amazon Business $27.15 1 $27.15
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $26.21 1 $26.21
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Fidget Band by Solace (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$318.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$353.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.39

Total project goal

$415.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$415.92

8 Donors

-$414.15

Donations toward project cost

-$353.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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