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Mrs. Collins from Butler PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learning Spaces . . . Bringing Out Every Students' Fullest Learning Potential

My students need a flexible learning environment to meet all of their learning needs. This will be met through the addition of balance ball chairs, wobble cushions, and teeter rockers.

  • $797 goal

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My Students

The students that walk through my door every day come from a diverse population with many levels of socioeconomic status. Our community has gone through many economic changes over the past 10 years. We are one of six elementary schools in a large school district in Western Pennsylvania.

My students are loving, curious, energetic, hard working, and compassionate learners who have built a strong community of friends who are accepting of all students with different learning needs.

Every child in my classroom loves to learn. The method and environment in which they learn best does vary greatly. We use a variety of learning strategies, group work, and learning options, and we have started to use flexible seating to encourage each student to meet their personal learning needs. The students have taught me that change is good, and I am thankful they are helping me to grow as a teacher also.

My Project

Flexible seating creates a learning environment to give students more choice in their education and creates a sense of responsibility. By adding balance ball chairs, balance cushions, and rocker seats into our classroom, it will help my students to be more engaged, increase their focus and attention, and provide movement opportunity for students who need this.

When giving students more choice, you begin to see more engagement, excitement, and desire to learn.

These seating options allow for minor movement while instruction and independent work is taking place. This in turn engages the students' bodies and allows their brains to be more focused.

Mrs. Collins
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Green • Amazon Business $44.68 10 $446.80
Gaiam Kids Balance Cushion, Inflatable Wobble Disk Active Sitting Chair Seat Cushion with Inflation Needle, Blue • Amazon Business $19.43 6 $116.58
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper - Green • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper, Blue • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95

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