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Ms. Strayer from Bainbridge Is WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Encourages Flexible Minds

Help me give my students balance balls and wobble chairs to increase focus while allowing them to do what children love to do - move!

  • $1,301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are energetic and curious with a keen sense of community. We are part of our school's Spanish Immersion program, which has developed a tight-knit, purpose-driven community within our school.

These enthusiastic students enjoy learning and are highly creative, especially when given the opportunity to learn through hands-on projects and activities.

Like all children, they love to move and I find that incorporating music, movement, and choice of seating and learning partners increases their focus, enjoyment, and productivity.

They take pride in their accomplishments and love to share their efforts with their classmates, family, and friends.

My Project

Traditional seating arrangements are often uncomfortable and can encourage students to feel territorial and discourage sharing and collaboration. When children have some control over their environment, they learn better. Seating options encourage them to take turns, share, collaborate, and cooperate.

It is no secret that children need to move.

When they can't move, they often become distracted or disruptive. Flexible seating choices allow them to bounce, lean, twist, wobble and find comfortable positions so they can be calm, focused, and productive.

The bouncing and rocking motions of the balance balls, wobble chairs, and wobble cushions can not only help calm fidgety students and help them focus, but they can help strengthen their core as well.

Fidget bands are a quiet way for students who need to kick or fidget their legs to do so without kicking others students, making distracting noises or bumping furniture that other students are using for their work.

The carry cushions allow us to take our learning anywhere, including outdoors, and still be comfortable, while the lap desks provide a stable surface for students who like to sit on the floor, but need a solid, stationary work space.

Ms. Strayer
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Square, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $62.99 6 $377.94
Active Kids Chair by Studico - Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 17" Wobble Chair Kids ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age Range 7-12y • Amazon Business $57.99 4 $231.96
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $17.45 6 $104.70
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96

Materials cost

$975.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$85.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,105.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$195.09

Total project goal

$1,300.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,300.58

6 Donors

-$1,187.34

Donations toward project cost

-$1,084.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.10

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$88.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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