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Mrs. Aschim from Belgrade MT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex Those Seating Options!

My students need flexible seating options such as wobble chairs, bouncy bands, and cushions to help them stay engaged in learning.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students will be looping with me to first-grade for the upcoming school year. Looping is an educational practice in which a class of children stays with their teacher for for two years or grade levels. There are many advantages of looping including knowledge of learning styles, strong relationship connections, reducing anxiety, etc.

Three out of my eighteen homeroom students receive a "kids pack" every Friday.

Kids Pack is a program in which our local food bank provides meals to low-income students to take home for the weekend. This allows students come back to school on Mondays ready to learn.

Our school is a Title I eligible school in which over 38% of students receive free and reduced lunches. The gap in socioeconomic status is not the only factor separating my students. They also range educationally due to the fact that some families have not been able to afford quality childcare or early education.

My Project

Young children like to move and that is no different for the 18 students in my first-grade classroom. Students are required to sit attentively and focus on instruction each day. However, studies show that often times they are in a chair for more than ten minutes, which can have a negative affect both physically and mentally.

Giving students the opportunity to not only move, but also choose how they move during a lesson will encourage them to make decisions that benefit their learning style.

If students can wiggle, wobble, tap, bounce, and move, they are working parts of their brain that would otherwise be non-functioning while sedentary. This will help with health in mind and body, as well as cut down on mistaken behaviors.

Mrs. Aschim
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Green • Amazon Business $54.99 4 $219.96
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80

Materials cost

$359.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.73

Total project goal

$464.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.85

8 Donors

-$446.91

Donations toward project cost

-$386.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.29

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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