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Mrs. Lautenslager from Darby PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility is Our Middle Name: An Option for Comfortable Seating

My students need an option for flexible seating, such as the wobble chairs, in the classroom to help them stay focused and attentive!

  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will have the honor of teaching 22 fifth and sixth grade students, some of whom I have had the pleasure of teaching last year as well.

These students all have a special talent of their own, which makes them unique and a perfect asset to our class.

Each one is performing on a different level academically and some, even socially. My classroom goal this year is to encourage positive self esteem in each student to ensure they are successful. I do not want anyone to give up on themselves and I want them all to believe that they can do anything they want!

My students come from a low economic area, leaving some of them at a disadvantage of having up-to-date technology at home as well as materials needed to help them succeed not just in school, but in life as well. This is where our positive classroom environment will help them a long the way.

My Project

Flexible seating is becoming more popular and necessary in schools all over the country. Who wants to sit in a plastic chair all day long? I don't think very many, if anyone at all.

Happier, healthier and more engaged students is what flexible seating is all about!

Bean bag chairs, wobble chairs, small table top desks, flexible bands for chairs for those who need to fidget more is what helps keep our students focused and engaged. They love options too, which in turn helps gain their attention better.

Another reason flexible seating is necessary to keep students focused and engaged is that some of the options help provide physical activity for them. Physical activity has been proven to improve academic performance so why not incorporate more physical activity into our daily routines?

Mrs. Lautenslager
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $31.19 3 $93.57
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Red (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Green (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70

Materials cost

$431.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$467.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.53

Total project goal

$550.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$550.19

8 Donors

-$550.19

Donations toward project cost

-$467.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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