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Mrs. Hostetter from Belle Fourche SD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible in Fourth

My students need flexible seating options to optimize their learning with stability balls, wobble chairs, floor seats, and bean bag chairs.

  • $836 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am very blessed to work with the best students in the world! My fourth grade class is full of bright and promising students. The one problem I see with kids of this age is focus. I am wanting to add some flexible seating options in my class, so that we can get the wiggles out!! Every student has different needs and comes for different backgrounds. I want to reach them all! This is my first project, and I am very hopeful! Thank you! If you use the code - RIPPLE- your donation will be matched!

My Project

I am just ending my second year of teaching and love it - especially the age of children that I get to work with. They are still young, but capable of so much. The one thing that has become very evident to me this year is the power of choice.

Not every student learns the same way, and yet we offer one choice.

I currently have desks and chairs in my classroom, and I can't tell you how many times I've told my students to not tip their chairs backwards! They quickly correct themselves but without thinking, they are back to tipping their seat! Instead of fighting against their constant need to wiggle, the Wobble chairs allow them to move freely! This movement allows those students to better focus without distracting others and without the falling that happens with normal chair tipping. The stability balls offer another kind of seating that may be a better option for another student. Lastly, I also would like to put two bean bags and two seats on the floor for reading and independent work time.

Mrs. Hostetter
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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27 donors27 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $73.95 4 $295.80
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96

Materials cost

$635.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$710.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.33

Total project goal

$835.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$835.55

26 Donors

-$579.79

Donations toward project cost

-$514.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.07

match offer

-$230.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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