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Mrs. Allen from Irvine CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Enhances Learning in My Classroom

My students need alternate seating in the classroom to help them find a space that works best for them. The wobble stools, balls, futon, saucer chairs, and soft seats will provide them with more options.

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My Students

My third grade students are highly engaged in their learning. I am constantly impressed by their willingness to try new things and to think outside the box. One third of my students are English language learners. They come from many places around the world and have individual experiences that add to our classroom. I also have students with special needs in my classroom that would benefit from my project of a flexible seating environment. I am looking forward to enhancing the learning of my students.

My Project

Research shows that allowing students to sit in flexible seating options enhances student focus. With a fulfilled project, I would be able to offer my students a variety of seating options based on what they choose to best fit their needs. Students would be able to use a futon couch, stability balls, wobble chairs, saucer chairs, and seat cushions to focus in the classroom and to collaborate with others. These options will allow them to become more comfortable, find a responsible working space and get the most out of classroom activities. It is exciting to know that offering flexible seating will help insure the success of my students. My students are very excited to get to choose their seats. This will lead to students having more choice and the ability to self-monitor as to whether or not their choice is effective for them. I prefer to work in a comfortable seating arrangement, such as on the couch or a comfortable chair with wheels, as opposed to a plastic chair. I believe students should have the same options, as well.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $71.01 4 $284.04
DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed, Modern Sofa Design Includes Sturdy Chrome Legs and Rich Linen Upholstery, Navy • Amazon Business $166.19 1 $166.19
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 5 $97.15
Urban Shop WK656342 Microsuede Saucer Chair, Adult, Grey • Amazon Business $48.09 2 $96.18
Kids Floor Seats, 6-Pack KinderCushion, Comfortable 2 inches thick Circles, Story Time Cushions for school or home, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $65.95 1 $65.95
IKEA Lack Coffee Table - Black/Brown • Amazon Business $61.54 1 $61.54

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