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Mrs. McManus from Wilkesboro NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating- An Engaging, Comfortable Learning Environment

Help me give my students alternative seating options in our classroom. Stools, cushions, carpets and ball chairs will help to provide an inviting and engaging learning environment.

  • $683 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate to teach in a wonderful, rural community nestled in the Foothills of North Carolina. I have diverse backgrounds represented in my class of energetic and excitable third graders. Due to a grant, all of my students have access to free breakfast and lunch daily.

My third graders are full of life and eager to learn.

They are working on learning to make good choices and being responsible learners. My students learn best through engaging activities and hands-on experiences. They are constantly in motion and stay more focused when they are able to wiggle while learning.

My Project

My goal with this project is to create a comfortable and engaging learning environment for all of my students. Right now our classroom has the typical desks and chairs. I would like to furnish our classroom with seating options that allow my students the flexibility and ownership to choose their own seating.

Flexible seating increases engagement, encourages focus and limits classroom disruptions.

Students learn best when they have some control over their environment. With several flexible seating options available, students will have the choice of which option they are most comfortable with. Students that are uncomfortable are not as focused, become easily distracted and are less productive at school. Flexible seating allow students to wobble, fidget and bounce while learning. This movement is crucial for students that have a hard time maintaining focus and processing information. While flexible seating increases focus and engagement, it also supports collaboration in the classroom. Students can easily move around the classroom to engage in learning activities with others.

My project supports all of the different types of learners in our classroom. Students will have the flexibility to choose which type of seating best meets their needs for the day. This simple choice is just the first step for a group of students that are taking charge of their own learning.

Mrs. McManus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kits on the Go 16" Squares (Set of 24) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $134.96 1 $134.96
Kindermat Floor Disks/Seats, Story Time Cushions For School Or Home, 16" Wide by 2" Thick, 6 Pack with Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Red • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.65 1 $58.65
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Green • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Purple • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Red) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 New Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 New Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WALIKI Kids Chair Ball with Legs | Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture | Therapy Ball | 18" Orange • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI Children's Chair Ball with Feet | Alternative Classroom Seating | Therapy Ball | 18" Pink • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$503.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.41

Total project goal

$682.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.74

9 Donors

-$643.19

Donations toward project cost

-$552.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.48

match offer

-$32.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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