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Mrs. LaMacchia from Gasport NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility for Learning

My students need stationary and "wobbly" stools and bean bag chairs so that they have the freedom to choose the seat that is most conducive for learning based on each child's needs.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our rural school hosts about 500 students in grades PK-4 and the majority are bused in from the three nearest towns. Students come from a variety of economic situations, and many are from single parent homes. We are considered a Title 1 (low income) district. Our location also brings in many Spanish speaking migrant students and families, along with their unique needs.

Third grade is an incredibly important year as we work to build independence and stamina.

Staying focused and working cooperatively can be challenging for a seven or eight year old. We are working on reading to learn, instead of learning to read, and need to be able to stay on task to do so. We are also working hard to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. Hands on, interactive activities are a must to prepare us for the real world!

My Project

Students crave movement... ALL day long! They are constantly tapping their pencils, feet, wiggling in their seats or getting up out of their seats for any number of reasons. Movement is great and necessary for learning, until it causes a distraction to other students.

Stools, wobble seats and bean bag chairs would give my students the ability to wiggle, move and be comfortable without distracting their classmates.

The variety of alternative seating requested in this project will help to make my classroom a more comfortable, inclusive space. Students will have the freedom to choose what type of seat works best for them, and will learn that with choice comes the responsibility to use the resource safely and correctly. These flexible seating options will help my students become more self aware and help them to learn that what they need to be as successful as possible.

Mrs. LaMacchia
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 17.75" Wobble Chair Kids ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age Range 7-12y • Amazon Business $64.99 3 $194.97
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $52.93 2 $105.86
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $40.50 2 $81.00

Materials cost

$381.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.69

Total project goal

$491.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.25

9 Donors

-$409.67

Donations toward project cost

-$351.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.71

match offer

-$77.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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