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Mrs. Ernst from Cary NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seat? Oh, What a Treat!

My students need flexible seating options to enhance their means of learning!

  • $564 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of teaching the most creative, inquisitive, and eager-to-learn group of kiddos! They crave fun, but informative tasks; Colorful, but meaningful crafts; Active, but calming exercises. They keep me on my toes and always have me reinventing the wheel.

My first graders push me to be the best version of myself, in and out of the classroom.

I hope to be the teacher they always remember. You know the one. Yup, the one who makes learning so fun that they forgot there was any work to it!

My Project

If this project is funded, I will be able to offer my students freedom of choice in terms of their seating. Flexible seating is a great option to be able to provide as it holds many benefits. The most beneficial being that students need to be comfortable while they are actively learning in order to remain focused and productive. Children learn in different ways (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, reading/writing), so imagine their desire for a variety of seating options in order to be comfortable while working their hardest.

Flexible, or alternative, seating and Daily 5 are a "perfect fit".

I've been participating in a Daily 5 Book Study this year to better my understanding of the Daily 5 philosophy. In Chapter 4: What Do You Need to Begin the Daily 5, of the second edition of "The Daily 5" by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, it states that comfort plays a large role in stamina. Equally important, the classroom design should allow for a "variety of seating options to discover which ones fit best with their personalities and learning styles." These options include low tables for floor sitting, regular tables/desks with chairs, balls, or stools to sit on, high counters or standing desks, comfortable seating, area rugs or yoga mats, etc., most of which you can find in this project request!

While my personal goal is to continue working towards being the best possible teacher, please consider donating to help my students reach their goal in becoming top-notch learners!

Mrs. Ernst
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 25 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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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 3 $59.94
Big Joe Cuddle Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
DOEWORKS 24'' x 36'' Tripod Whiteboard, Magnetic Dry Erase Board/Flipchart Easel Whiteboard, Height Adjustable Stand Board • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Tabletote Plus Black Portable Compact Lightweight Adjustable Height Laptop Notebook Computer Stand • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Blue • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest, Lime • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Red • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98

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