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Mrs. Brandenburg from New Hope MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Minds Need Flexible Options

My students need flexible seating as a means of meeting them where they’re at when they come in the door to learn every day. No two days are the same.

  • $617 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very important people who have faced varying levels of trauma by the time they are suppose to be ready to attend school. Their age might say they are ready for school but their little lives have experienced traumatic events or situations no adult could ever imagine; now try to learn. Although my students want to learn and want to be at school, their little minds are constantly racing and in flight or fight mode. Because of their energy level and need for movement, we are continuing to build on a flexible seating classroom.

We want to provide whatever tools our little guys need to be successful in an otherwise foreign space for them.

The more comfortable we can help them become, the better they will learn!

My Project

As many of my students come in with various needs, each of their needs are different from each other and most change daily. With that comes the need to have options for seating in order to meet them where they're at each day. Some days, it is nice to work on the floor, work in a comfy chair, engage in learning on a stability ball, or have a different work space.

Like adults, our kids need options too.

We like to move throughout the day while we work, we change where we sit, and we make adjustments based on our needs at that moment. Our kids need to have options too... especially our students that have traumatic experiences interfering with their ability to learn in a traditional setting and classroom. If a comfy chair with a lap desk is what will get a fragile student to complete their reading for the day then consider it a WIN!

Mrs. Brandenburg
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
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
Big Joe Cuddle Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
DYNAIR BALANCE SEAT - 14 IN X 11 IN - BLUE • School Specialty $51.11 1 $51.11
DYNAIR BALANCE SEAT - 14 IN X 11 IN - RED • School Specialty $51.11 1 $51.11
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
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) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost

$476.28

Vendor shipping charges

$10.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.41

Total project goal

$616.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$616.05

10 Donors

-$566.05

Donations toward project cost

-$481.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.91

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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