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Ms. Stec from Wolcott CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex Seating... Flex Thinking

My students need a more comfortable environment that helps them be their best learning selves with wobble chairs, pillows, soft seats, and knee mats. I want my classroom to become “ours” instead of “mine,” and give my students a sense of ownership over their learning.

  • $750 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every year is a new beginning with new faces; all eager to learn. Each year there is more that is required from my students which involve longer attention span, fine motor skills and seated work. No matter the challenges I find that every year they face them ready to work! I incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, I would like to add alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

I have been a kindergarten teacher for 16 years, and I truly believe in the words of teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe: “I touch the future. I teach.” I get to touch our future every day, so when I learn about new practices that will benefit kids, I wholeheartedly jump in.

With classrooms changing I recently researched flexible seating.

I absolutely love the idea of creating, a more comfortable environment that helps students be their best learning selves. I did my research and looked at examples, including “Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks” by Kayla Delzer. Delzer’s words and other success stories of teachers around the country convinced me to go this route. My goal is for my classroom to look more like a coffee shop or a living room than a traditional classroom by using the wobble chairs, pillows, soft seats, and knee mats.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR122RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD282BU - The Reading Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD282RD - The Reading Pillow - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
CR122BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
CR122GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD420SG - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SB - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371VT - Soft Seat - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371RG - Soft Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD371YE - Soft Seat - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$597.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.37

Total project goal

$749.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$749.13

6 Donors

-$685.00

Donations toward project cost

-$582.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.75

match offer

-$64.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$54.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.62

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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