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Ms. McEvilly from Waterford MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options that allow them to focus their energy in a positive way.

  • $649 goal

This project expired on August 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky to teach a diverse group of twenty-five to twenty-eight first graders each year! First graders are full of life, curiosity, energy and ideas. What I love so much about these six and seven year olds is that they come into the classroom each day truly excited to be there and learn. My first graders come from many backgrounds and walks of life.

First graders have the right to learn in an environment that best suits them.

The classroom community is key to a successful school day and my students' learning progress. Giving a student a choice in their learning environment each day helps foster independence and responsibility at a young age. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about my students and support my project!

My Project

Creating a flexible seating environment for my students will give them the power to choose where they sit and learn best. In a traditional classroom, students are expected to sit at desks while they are learning and completing independent work. This type of seating is not the most beneficial for my young students. At the age of six and seven, children are active and love to move.

I have found in my experience that the traditional desk does not cater to my students with ADHD, ADD or ASD or my students that just want to be more comfortable or would like to choose where they work.

The opportunity to sit on things like yoga balls or a wobble stool will allow my children with extra energy to move without distraction to others while completing tasks. Floor seating with lap desks and rockers give students more choice then just sitting at a desk. Giving my students the choice to sit on yoga balls, wobble stools, rockers or on the floor with lap desks will allow my students to stay focused longer. This will benefit their learning and increase the growth they make academically and emotionally throughout the year.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.43 5 $97.15
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper, Blue • Amazon Business $36.95 2 $73.90
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $14.22 4 $56.88
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$513.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$551.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.31

Total project goal

$648.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$648.73

9 Donors

-$648.73

Donations toward project cost

-$551.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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