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Ms. Jones from New York NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Stillness and Better Posture During Our Morning Meetings

Help me give my students different cushion and stool options that promote better posture and more focus during our group meetings.

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 18 wonderful 4th Grade students in a public school in Harlem, NYC. Our small school is an engaging and positive K-5 elementary school with small class sizes and only 1 or 2 classes per grade.

We pride ourselves in our approach to teaching the whole child, as well as the nurturing environment we have achieved.

We also have set up collaborations with school parents and local after school foundations. My students come to class each day with enthusiasm to learn and at the same time a great amount of energy in their rapidly growing bodies and minds. A critical part of our morning routine is our daily morning meetings. These set both the tone and structure for our day ahead and allow for routines to be set in place that allow my students to succeed.

My Project

In efforts to promote stillness in their minds and bodies, I would like to provide my students with different cushion and stool options for when we sit at our group meeting carpet. Some students are resorting to using their desk chairs - which can be un comfortable to then also sit on all day long – while others simply sit on the carpet.

Typically ½ way through our meetings students are finding themselves getting uncomfortable, fidigty and distracted.

I would like to purchase the cushions and stools in my shopping list below and will coach my students on the best ways to sit in each option to promote better posture and focus.

Ms. Jones
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Bentwood Stacking Stools for Kids, 12" H, Natural (6-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $99.94 1 $99.94
Merrithew Stability Charcoal Cushion • Amazon Business $32.99 3 $98.97
Yoga Direct Deluxe Rectangular Yoga Bolster, Purple • Amazon Business $36.29 2 $72.58
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Square, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
REEHUT Zafu Yoga Meditation Bolster Pillow Cushion Round Cotton or Hemp - Organic Buckwheat Filled - (Dark Grey, 12"x12"x4.5") • Amazon Business $21.55 3 $64.65

Materials cost

$406.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.04

Total project goal

$520.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.27

7 Donors

-$477.27

Donations toward project cost

-$405.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.59

match offer

-$43.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$36.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.45

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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