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Mrs. Ortega from Madison FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Creates Problem Solvers

My students need comfortable furniture that is conducive to learning in a positive environment.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in the poorest county in Florida. We historically have had a sixty to seventy percent graduation rate. Many students view school with animosity and resent having to come sit in uncomfortable desks and chairs while listening to lecture after lectures. I aim to break the cycle and change students perception of school and learning.

Flexible seating options provide students with a positive, student-friendly, student-centered learning environment.

By creating a welcoming environment, I make strides toward not only keeping students comfortable but in fostering a positive teacher-student and school-student mindset.

My Project

Current research shows that flexible seating allows students to exercise free choice in the classroom, reduces classroom disruptions and behavioral problems, promotes problem-solving, and fosters collaboration and community.

Flexible seating allows students to have a sense of autonomy in what is all too often a cookie cutter environment.

This purchase would allow my students to have the option of sitting at a traditional desk or a desk with a band, using a chair and a lap desk, using an exercise ball chair and table or lap desk, using a bean bag chair or sitting at a cocktail table on a stool. The additional choices not only allow students freedom of choice and expression, but many of the options allow students to fidget and expend extra energy.

Mrs. Ortega
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $69.95 2 $139.90
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $35.87 2 $71.74
Winsome Saddle Seat 24-Inch Counter Stool, Walnut • Amazon Business $34.97 2 $69.94
Flash Furniture 30'' Round Wood Cocktail Table with 30'' and 42'' Columns • Amazon Business $58.92 1 $58.92
Fidget Bands for Bouncy Feet and Restless Legs - Fits Chairs and Desks (Up to 36 In) - Latex-Free Ideal for Those With ADD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety (5-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$359.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.68

Total project goal

$464.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.56

1 Donor

-$464.56

Donations toward project cost

-$394.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.68

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$0.00

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