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Ms. Dean from Houston TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex, Stretch and Learn Like a 21st Century Scholar!

My students need resources and supplies that will allow them to navigate in a flexible seating classroom environment.

  • $766 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the heart of Houston's Fifth Ward is where my students and their families reside. A community full of rich culture and pride that often goes unappreciated and overlooked. A community in which poverty affects the majority of the families that I serve, yet, my students come into my classroom smiling and ready to learn on a daily basis.

While Hurricane Harvey may have impacted our ability to have basic materials and resources my scholars continue to work extremely hard to break the cycle of poverty that they are currently a part of.

Each of my scholars understand the importance of their education and how it can unlock the doors to their aspirations and dreams.

My students are driven, hardworking, and persevering kids who are developing oral language skills, reading comprehension strategies, and mastering their social emotional development. They are inspiring because they always work with the end in mind and are always seeking ways to master their goals. Given the pre-set trajectory of their lives; they are knocking down barriers and working toward a strong academic career.

My Project

Let's face it, times have changed. No longer are students learning with traditional desks and chairs. Classrooms are beginning to look and feel different; and I want my classroom to mirror these productive changes. After testing some flexible seating options in my classroom, and witnessing students learn better and choose learning seating that benefits their learning style I want to expand this experience for my scholars.

Flexible seating encourages students to make decisions that benefit their learning style the most.

Some students prefer pillows or a rocking chair while working and other students prefer using lap desks. Whatever they decide, I want to have the resources available to them to own their learning and development. These materials collectively will work to increase their critical thinking skills, decision making skills, and abilities to collaborate with others. All skills are necessary for success within their academic journeys.

Ms. Dean
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 15" H, Black, LNT-3046-15BK • Amazon Business $59.29 3 $177.87
South Shore Axess Collection 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black • Amazon Business $62.00 2 $124.00
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
STERILITE 16229012 Small Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $28.00 3 $84.00
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (12-Pack) - Improves Focus in the Classroom for School Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band – Silent and Non-Disruptive • Amazon Business $25.64 2 $51.28
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Red) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bintiva round balance disc purple 33cm • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$611.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$650.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.82

Total project goal

$765.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$765.48

9 Donors

-$380.10

Donations toward project cost

-$327.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.52

match offer

-$380.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$323.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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