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Mrs. Heflin from Bartonville IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Lighting

My students need quality flexible seating and alternative lighting to help accommodate a wide range of sensory needs.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

I teach special education students in our school's cross-categorical classroom. My students come from diverse family structures and home supports. Since I am the only five to eight Special Education teacher, my students work with me for multiple years. Many spend a great deal of time in my classroom. Their needs range, but a large majority of my students deal with anxiety, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression paired with intellectual and learning disabilities. Many of my students are on the Autism spectrum and have a variety of sensory and processing needs. In the past, I have completed a Donor's Choose to focus on my students' sensory needs because my job is not just to teach them, but to help them learn how to navigate this world in the bodies they've been given.

My Project

In the past and with your help, I was able to start implementing flexible seating in my classroom. It has become such a popular choice that I often run out of optional seating. This year I have an increased amount of students with sensory needs. I have purchased additional seating and lighting, but I need help with the bigger items.

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them.

Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them and helping build a positive classroom and school culture. This is very important if I am going to instill a love of school and learning with my students. I need them to see that my classroom is built for their needs, not mine. Students who use flexible seating are more engaged and get more work completed compared to when they are just sitting at their desk.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desks/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. Yoga ball stability rings and the new stools will also allow movement and improve the functionality of the yoga balls purchased in the past. Along with seating, I would like to add a larger alternative light source to the room other than the flourescent bulbs we have currently in the school building.

All of the items I am trying to fund for our room will make our room more inviting, comfortable and productive for my students.

Mrs. Heflin
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 4750BL Zenergy Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $106.30 2 $212.60
ECR4Kids ELR-15621-BY SitWell Adjustable Stool, Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stool with Adjustable Height, Burgundy • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Gaiam Balance Ball Stability Ring, Grey • Amazon Business $16.94 3 $50.82
Elegant Designs LF2002-RBZ 3 Light Floor Lamp with Scalloped Glass Shades,Restoration Bronze • Amazon Business $45.86 1 $45.86

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