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Ms. Hatfield from Saint Louis MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating = Flexible Minds

My students need a variety of seating options to choose from including stools, pillows, and floor cushions that will allow them to move and be comfortable wherever they are in the classroom.

  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a first year teacher, I could not be more excited to create my very first classroom environment that I get to share with 20+ bright eyed and eager to learn third grade students! I had the pleasure of working part-time in my building during the 18-19 school year and was able to get to know many of the amazing students and staff there. When I learned I was being hired as a third grade teacher, I was beside myself with joy. The school is full of amazing teachers who instill a passion for learning in their students, and the students are creative, thoughtful, full of energy, and ready to learn in their own unique way, when given the opportunity.

Every student learns differently, and my students deserve a classroom that allows them to feel safe, important, and cared for, while allowing them to choose where and how they learn best.

That is why I am asking for flexible seating options for my classroom, to give students the opportunity to learn in the best way possible that suits their learning needs.

My Project

My students need flexible seating options to help them engage in lessons and take charge of their learning space. It has been proven that most kids learn best when they are comfortable, and most kids are shown to be most comfortable when they are moving, not stuck seated in a desk all day. Implementing flexible seating, or allowing students to sit where they choose, picking from a variety of options, will help my students feel more comfortable in the classroom and overall lead to better focus and higher achievement.

By having flexible seating in my classroom, students will be able release energy while learning so they are more engaged and focused during the school day.

In order for this dream to become a reality, I need different types of seating for my students to be able to choose from that allow them to move and be comfortable wherever they are in the classroom. Some items I am looking for are wobble chairs, exercise balls, wobble cushions, and bouncy bands to put on standard desk chairs.

I hope I get the opportunity to set up my first classroom with the belief that each and every student feels comfortable and cared for every day they walk through our door. Please help my students' minds become flexible with flexible seating!!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1640BE Glow 17" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $54.52 2 $109.04
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Contemporary, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
3D Tree Wood Slice Memory Foam Cushion Pillow Doll Seat Pad Home Decor USA Seller • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT-1100-SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $55.04 1 $55.04
Vivora Niko - Self-Standing Sitting Ball Chair with Handles for Kids, Teens, and Small Adults for Boys and Girls bedroom, classroom, and Office, desk and Home - Yoga Balance Chair Bouncy ExerciseVivor • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Vivora Niko - Self-Standing Sitting Ball Chair for Adults, Kids, Home, Office, Yoga, Exercise, Stability, Fitness, and Birthing ball, With Pump and Handle, Base Ring Not Needed • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
ProSource Diameter Core Balance Cushion Exercise Disc Trainer Board with Pump, Blue, 14-Inch • Amazon Business $11.03 4 $44.12
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 1 $23.56
Pack of 12 Best Fitness Exercise Bands for Working Out or Physical Therapy,Special Supplies Kid’s Rubber Bouncy Chair Bands Promotes Calming Focus • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$490.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$528.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.18

Total project goal

$621.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$621.21

6 Donors

-$500.00

Donations toward project cost

-$425.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.00

match offer

-$121.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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