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Ms. Ellie from Ridgewood NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Classroom for the Win!

Help me give my students the chance to move around their classroom while finding a comfortable spot to learn best, whether it be on a wobble stool, at a dry erase table or using a wobble cushion!

  • $1,479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two engaging groups of 4th-grade students in Queens, NY. My students come from all over the world but mostly Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, South East Asia and Poland. 84% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

I teach math and science to two 4th-grade classes and am consistently impressed with their level of knowledge, curiosity and never-ending perseverance.

My students are motivated and ready to learn. They push themselves to break down challenging questions and think about various strategies to solve. They collaborate and are always ready to help one another.

My Project

Flexible seating will guide my students to take control over both their learning space and their learning preference. We all learn differently and need different scaffolds to support us. Some need the traditional desk to be organized and clear minded, others need a clipboard on the floor, and still others need a wobble stool or a fidget band to get the "wiggles" out!

This project is an effort to empower my students to find both their best learning space and their style in the classroom.

Presently, they move around my room and find nooks and spaces to work in, but with no supports. Being able to move their bodies on a wobble stool or find a comfortable learning spot on a wobble cushion or stool gives them the freedom to focus. We spend extended periods of time working on very complicated math concepts and sometimes forget that these students are only 9 and 10 years old and need outlets to release energy. I'm hoping that this project and new classroom format will give them an outlet for extra energy and the ability to work in their best environment.

Ms. Ellie
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
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Junior- Age 8-9, Grade 3-4, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $59.99 8 $479.92
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase 30 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $140.83 2 $281.66
Wiggle Seat - Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Certified Ages 6+ - Blue • Amazon Business $23.74 8 $189.92
KinderMat, Blue KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $67.99 2 $135.98
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.17 1 $53.17
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Blue) • Amazon Business $14.45 2 $28.90
Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Chair Bands for Kids,LQQDD Chair Fidget Bands Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School SPD ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$1,208.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,256.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$221.76

Total project goal

$1,478.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,478.42

2 Donors

-$1,478.42

Donations toward project cost

-$1,256.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$221.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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