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Mrs. Spitzke from Phoenix AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Empowers Student Choice = Student Success!

My students need balance ball chairs, stability cushions, and seating that promotes sensory input, collaboration, and allows them to take personal responsibility for their learning.

  • $675 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is not a one size fits all class. My culturally diverse group of third graders come to class looking for a safe and secure place to thrive and learn. My students come from various backgrounds and are all unique. My students all have qualities to share with each other. My students are curious, they are explorers, and they have a desire to succeed. My students are individuals who all learn differently, therefore I am creating a space that empowers them to be in charge of their learning.

My students deserve to be inspired and I strive for them to actually want to learn and stay engaged.

Giving my students control over their surroundings adds to their sense of well-being. I believe children take more ownership of their learning when they can choose their seats, and are given freedom to move around when needed - for example - to see the board, to collaborate with a peer, or spread their work out in a big area. It makes sense to offer today’s child multiple options to feel comfortable, safe and relaxed in their learning environment.

My Project

Do you remember sitting in small plastic chairs while leaning on a

cold wooden desk with metal legs?

You probably sat in an alphabetized seating chart and always ended up next to the most distracting student or in the back of the class because your last name started with an S. Well those days are long gone! Research has shown students need movement and they need to be given choices. The students who come to me are not just an alphabetized list. They are unique individuals with various learning styles.

My classroom is not a one size fits all!

Flexible seating does not mean no desks. Flexible seating means that students choose to sit on a stability ball while at a desk. It allows for students to spread out on the floor with a lap desk. It also allows the teacher to move around and have space to talk with students while they are working. Flexible seating is needed in my classroom to ensure ALL of my third graders are empowered and take charge of their learning.

My students need flexible seating to empower them to take personal responsibility for their learning. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they best learn from. It improves collaboration among peers, sensory input, and overall sense of well-being. In my class students are treated as individuals with individual needs, not as an alphabetized list.

Thank you for choosing to help fund this project. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be well used by my third-grade class.

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36 donors36 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $58.71 4 $234.84
Fat Catalog ALT-SF-325-RD Kids Round Soft Seating Stool, Red • Amazon Business $46.15 2 $92.30
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Yellow) • Amazon Business $15.40 4 $61.60
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Challiman Bar Stool - Counter Height - Set of 2 - Rustic Brown • Amazon Business $59.19 1 $59.19
CanDo Non-Slip Inflatable Exercise Ball with Stability Feet, Orange, 21.6" • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
AmazonBasics Air Stability Cushion • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94

Materials cost

$499.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$573.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.14

Total project goal

$674.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$674.25

33 Donors

-$497.98

Donations toward project cost

-$424.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.62

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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