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Ms. Ryan from Annandale VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Creates Engaging Students

My students need a variety of National Geographic readers for additional nonfiction books in the library. They also utilize active learning stools, wobble cushions and bouncy bands for additional flexible seating options for students to choose from.

  • $568 goal

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My Students

All children should have the same opportunities as their peers. Students at-risk often don't receive them, especially those who face learning disabilities. These students are fully capable of learning and understanding grade-level concepts. However, they just learn differently.

My students all come from a diverse town in northern Virginia.

Many of my students come from single family homes and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. Currently, I teach students in a resource room as a fifth grade teacher.

My Project

The most important thing that I have learned the last seven years as a teacher is allowing students to engage in choice. These choices are offered in academic and environmental settings. Allowing my students to make choices gives them an opportunity to build independent life skills.

My classroom environment is one which allows for my students to take risks and be comfortable with participating in discussion.

My students have excess energy that often impedes on their learning. I want to create a classroom where my students will be able to be active, while learning and completing their assignments. This is easier said than done, because the trick is to not distract others that aren't being active and to allow my students to decrease their brain breaks and small "tasks" that take away from their overall learning.

We need a variety of National Geographic readers for additional nonfiction books in the library. They also utilize active learning stools, wobble cushions and bouncy bands for additional flexible seating options for students to choose from. By having flexible seating such as wobble chairs and bouncy bands, my students will be able to concentrate on what is expected of them, because they will be able to move around without actually leaving their seats. In addition, the chair ball and sit and move cushions will allow my students to move around the room to work in an area that they know will allow them to do their best work.

These flexible seating options and assortment of nonfiction books will continue to build my students to become lifelong and independent learners. I am excited to allow for new opportunities which promote a community of engaged and active learners.

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Ms. Ryan
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture LNT-3046-18BL Active Learning Stool (18" Stool Height), 18" Height, 13" Width, 13" Length, Blue • Amazon Business $54.45 3 $163.35
Learniture LNT-3046-18GN Active Learning Stool (18" Stool Height), 18" Height, 13" Width, 13" Length, Green • Amazon Business $54.45 3 $163.35
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Black),13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $15.89 2 $31.78
Bouncy Bands for Chairs (Black support pipes) • Amazon Business $13.95 2 $27.90
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Blue • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.82 1 $3.82
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Mars • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $2.93 1 $2.93
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $2.65 1 $2.65
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $2.63 1 $2.63
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.62 1 $2.62

Materials cost

$445.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.15

Total project goal

$567.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.67

9 Donors

-$494.15

Donations toward project cost

-$423.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.13

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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