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Ms. Linowes from Miamitown OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating: Choice and Movement Help Kids Learn!

My students need desk risers, lap trays, storage bins, wobble chairs, and balance ball chairs in order to have flexible seating in my classroom.

  • $666 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing classroom filled with lively and creative students. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch and the vast majority are growing up in poverty.

While they face many challenges, they continue to amaze me with their resilience and enthusiasm for learning.

When they walk into the door, I know they bring a lot of baggage with them. I cannot change what they bring with them, but I can control how they feel in the classroom. I have tried to create a classroom in which they feel safe and forget whatever issues may be on their mind.

My Project

For the end of the year, we want to turn our traditional classroom into one that supports flexible seating. Right now, we have desks in rows, which does not allow for much movement or collaboration. Flexible seating will allow my students to have different seating choices. I will use the bed risers to make 4 standing desks. I will also have wobble chairs and bouncy balls at 10 desks. That way, students can get their energy out in small movements while they work, as about 20% of my students have an ADHD diagnosis. The lap trays are for students who prefer to work sitting on the ground. Finally, because we will no longer have assigned desks, we will use the book bins to store our materials.

After I explained the idea for flexible seating to my students, they were practically jumping for joy!

I have given them a lot of ownership in this process and they have picked out all of the furniture and supplies I am asking to be funded. My school district has a very tight budget; therefore, I am looking to get funds from you all. Please help out my sweet, wiggly students!

Ms. Linowes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $68.35 4 $273.40
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.43 6 $116.58
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $69.53 1 $69.53
Multipurpose Lap Tray • Nasco $8.30 4 $33.20
Premium Adjustable Furniture Risers - 5 to 9 Inch Bed Riser, Table Riser, Chair Riser or Sofa Riser - 8 Piece Set (Black) - by Utopia Bedding • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost

$524.69

Vendor shipping charges

$3.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.86

Total project goal

$665.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.74

7 Donors

-$605.15

Donations toward project cost

-$523.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.77

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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