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Mr. Beasley from Palm City FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Options for a Technology Lab

My students need flexible seating options to keep their minds at work while their bodies are at ease. This includes wobble stools, cushions and chair bands.

  • $823 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever sat in a standard desk chair for hours on end completing tasks on a computer workstation? Was it hard to sit still and focus at times? Now imagine that you are a student, with an age between 11 and 14; do you think that you'd be able to sit still and concentrate while working without being able to fidget, move around, or be comfortable? Probably not.

My students are brilliant middle school 7th graders who usually find themselves in standard desks and chairs with out the ability to move or fidget in hour long classes; breaking the chain of standard non-flexible seating arrangements would greatly stimulate their physical boredom and allow for movement while completing tasks at their workstations.

My Project

An environment conducive to learning should be student centered and allow for both collaboration and communication. The learning environment should be much like the content that is delivered; differentiated to best meet the needs of students. By donating to this project, you will be allowing students to have the ability to choose which seating is most appropriate for them allowing student to take ownership for their learning.

Addressing the kinesthetic needs of the students is important to the classroom, as not all students focus and complete their best work while sitting still at a workstation.

For those that opt for more traditional seats, they will be able to utilize a wobble cushion providing more movement. They can choose which side (top or bottom) gives them the sensory input they desire. Wobble stools will also be available for students who need to get their wiggles out while they learn. Bouncy Bands will allow students to entertain their legs while concentrating at completing tasks.

To optimize student choice, this project will make one flexible seating option available per student. Allowing mobility in the learning environment will assist in countering some of the same issues that adults face: sitting (or standing) for long periods without the ability to move. When students are in control of their learning environment, they can turn their focus to the content of their work and not how uncomfortable they may be.

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 270 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 20" H, Blue, LNT-3046-20BL • Amazon Business $67.28 5 $336.40
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Orange,13 inches/ 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 15 $254.85
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", THICK to support Kicking (20) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", THICK to support Kicking (10) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$659.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$699.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.37

Total project goal

$822.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$822.49

7 Donors

-$525.75

Donations toward project cost

-$459.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$282.49

Match offers toward project cost

-$240.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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