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Mr. B. from Madison WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible and Comfortable Seating

My students need comfortable seating in order to increase student engagement, independence, and academic success.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year, I have accepted a new position as a 6th-grade social studies teacher, leaving my previous position in 7th-grade Special Ed. My incoming students are about to discover and explore ancient history, developing a deeper understanding of the prehistoric world that has led them to this very moment in time. It is with great pleasure that I will be learning alongside these students, as I tackle a new position and begin my second year as an educator.

The student make up of my school is widely diverse and consists of a high percentage of African American, Hmong, and Latino students.

The vast majority of my incoming students will be coming from economically challenged households, many whom will qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. This year, I will be responsible for a total of 200 6th-grade students during the school year. Among this group, one out of five students will be labeled as special education students.

Ensuring that my students feel comfortable, safe, and supported in the space I am responsible for is of utmost importance to me. Learning is immensely challenging without resources and a supportive/welcoming environment, and I am extremely dedicated to ensuring both for my incoming students.

My Project

In order to enhance the social, emotional, and mental wellness of my classroom, my students need materials that meet their need for movement. With these ball chairs, I will be able to implement flexible seating into my classroom, allowing my students to increase their physical activity, which has proven to enhance academic success and student focus. Next year, my students will have to endure a 75-minute social studies period.

Thus, if I can create a space where my students feel comfortable and less limited for the duration of my class, I want to be able to do that.

These ball chairs will nonetheless help increase focus, productivity, and academic success.

Mr. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 4750BL Zenergy Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $118.27 4 $473.08

Materials cost

$473.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.03

Total project goal

$600.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.21

10 Donors

-$558.96

Donations toward project cost

-$475.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.84

match offer

-$41.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$35.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.19

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$0.00

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