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Mrs. Smith from Crawfordville FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility Fosters Learning!

My students need light filters, Regency wobble stools, and fidget bands to allow their active little bodies to "wobble" while they are in guided reading groups.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title l School with over half of our students coming from low-income households. Most of my students come to school seeking not only an education but for their physical and emotional needs to be met. My 4th grade students are amazing! Many of them are responsible for getting themselves (and their siblings) ready each day, preparing meals, and completing their homework all while their parents are working multiple jobs to try and make ends meet. They are some of the bravest and sweetest kids I know.

I want to provide not only a safe, loving environment for my students but a place where they thrive academically.

At our school, we work to make sure all students are on the path to being college/career ready. I encourage my students to make certain choices about their education. I strive to have them take ownership in their learning. I am beyond blessed to work with such a great group of students!

My Project

These materials will take my students to a higher level of performance. By funding this project, you will be able to help these students close the achievement gap. My students will be less stressed during classroom instruction and able to focus more on their learning targets. When my students enter the room each day they won’t be anxious or distracted but rather engaged and excited.

Flexible seating allows students to take ownership in their learning.

Each day they are given the opportunity to choose the seat that helps them learn best. This shifts the classroom from a sense of "mine" to "ours" and creates a communal environment.

Research shows that flexible seating is a way to improve student engagement, increase participation, and motivate students. Flexible seating allows students with ADD/ADHD, SPD, OCD, and more disabilities to move freely while focusing on coursework. Chair bands, wobble stools, and fidget toys allow the learner to move without disrupting instruction for others. Fluorescent lights can be over-stimulating and distracting. Tranquil blue light covers will reduce glare and eye strain as well as provide a calm learning environment. Calmer learning environments lead to higher achievement among learners. These items will greatly benefit my students; I am relying on your help to make this dream a reality in our room.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1640BE Glow 17" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $69.39 5 $346.95
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 2 $47.12
Fidget Bands for Bouncy Feet and Restless Legs - Fits Chairs and Desks (Up to 36 In) - Latex-Free Ideal for Those With ADD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $18.09 2 $36.18

Materials cost

$470.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.52

Total project goal

$596.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.78

10 Donors

-$471.78

Donations toward project cost

-$401.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.75

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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