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

Flexible in Fourth!

My students need different seating options to help them focus in class.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our inclusion classroom come to school each day with great enthusiasm. They are excited to find ways to help others even though many are struggling themselves.

My school services families from countries including Somalia, Nepal, Burma, Vietnam, and India.

69% of our students qualify for free lunch, and 25% of the students are English Language Learners. Many of our English Language Learners are refugees from countries where they endured horrible ordeals. These children need to be able to enter a classroom environment that allows them to be in control of their own learning.

My Project

I began the school year by asking my students how they learn best. Three quarters of my class told me that they learned best in a comfortable environment. Right now, the classroom is the opposite of comfortable. The desks are all different heights, and frequently come apart. We do not have enough chairs in the classroom, and students constantly have to move them to different areas.

My students need the ability to move during lessons in order to focus and be engaged learners.

The wobble stools and cushions will help the students who need movement in order to learn. This would also be a calming action for several students.

We have a small classroom that needs to accommodate 27 students and two teachers. The stack-able stools will save space, and will also fit under the kidney tables during small group work. The students won't use valuable class time trying to move chairs from their desks to squeeze in around the tables.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Grey - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
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 $54.74 2 $109.48
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 Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$383.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.94

Total project goal

$492.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.95

4 Donors

-$467.95

Donations toward project cost

-$397.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.19

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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