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Mrs. Van Ness from Aurora CO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flex Your Muscles, Flex Your Mind: Flexible Seating

Help me give my students choice and ownership with fun seating and soundproofing for quiet areas to record.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This class is an incredibly diverse and strong community. Spending my days with them gives me such hope for our future. As we met for morning meetings and got to know each other, we became closer and are a family. They are a culturally and racially diverse crew of kids that have strong cultural identity and respect for the differences of each other. As the school year progresses I learn more and more and see their assets shine. They have inspired me to evolve my teaching to gamify my lessons and to have flexible seating (something I was fearful of for a while).

My Project

I have just started flexible learning time and flexible seating in my class. We wanted to get wobble stools, but we decided they were too costly, so we are opting for 8 bouncy balls to get our wiggles out. We also have several students who are shorter and would love a place to put their feet or some who just need to fidget with their feet so we are asking for the chair bands. Currently we are using chair bags to house our materials, so the plastic hanging shoe rack is for their supplies like markers and glue.

To innovate our class and allow even more choice, we want to use the sound proofing foam to adhere to cardboard partitions and refrigerator boxes to create quiet places to work and record with our computer.

Mrs. Van Ness
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 8 $155.44
10 Pack,Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12",Sound-proofing,Sound Absorption,Flame Retardant(Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
( 10 count ) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Solace Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
24 Pockets - SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (64'' x 19'') • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$284.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.42

Total project goal

$396.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.11

1 Donor

-$396.11

Donations toward project cost

-$336.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.42

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$0.00

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