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Mr. Drabner from West Valley City UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for 1st Grade Student Choice and Engagement!

My students need Learniture Active Learning Stools so that they have a comfortable and stable chair that will help their posture, engagement, and give them student choice on what they sit on.

  • $976 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from all backgrounds and strive to learn everything they can while in the classroom. Our school received 1-to-1 Chromebooks this year, and it has been amazing for them to get differentiated instruction and use technology in more critical and analytical ways.

They are from all ability levels but share one thing, the drive to learn.

The passion my students have makes me so proud to be their teacher, as they encourage me to continue my own education so I can provide them with the best education they can receive. I want to share all I can with them to make sure they are proficient in their foundation skills. Doing this while providing them with a safe and positive classroom atmosphere to encourage risk taking to promote learning.

My Project

We currently use desks and chairs, and I want to have a variety of seating options in our classroom to help stimulate student learning. As we use technology a lot in our class for instruction, many students dislike their current seating option.

Research has shown that using flex seating can improve student productivity, engagement, ownership of classroom, and promote positive behaviors.

I want to give my students choice in their seating, while also being able to provide them with a safe and secure environment that will allow them to explore and take risks so learning may happen.

I have included a wide variety of seating options in my list, so that my students feel like they have choice. I also have students in our classroom that can get distracted easily by sitting in their desk and chair. Sensory input from a variety of different seating options will help these students stay on task more. I have wobbly stools that move with students, chairs without legs, so students can sit closer together and have their legs in multiple positions, and balance balls to help with posture and have students move around easier.

I also included camping chairs so that students can do their centers or free reading in a chair that fits their needs at that moment. I wanted to have a wide variety of options so that students can move and have their sense of touch stimulated so that they're able to stay on task and promote positive behaviors.

Our classroom is the only safe and consistent place some of my students have. They are full of energy and always looking forward to what they can accomplish next. Flex seating could be a catalyst to take our learning to the next step!

Mr. Drabner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 15" H, Red, LNT-3046-15RD • Amazon Business $72.84 4 $291.36
Lucky Bums Moon Camp Kids Adult Indoor Outdoor Comfort Lightweight Durable Chair with Carrying Case, Kryptek Typhon, Large • Amazon Business $50.99 2 $101.98
ECR4Kids SoftZone Kids Gaming Rocker - Soft Foam Chair for Movies, Reading or TV - Black • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
ALPS Mountaineering Weekender Seat (Steel Blue) • Amazon Business $17.58 4 $70.32
ALPS Mountaineering Rendezvous Folding Camp Chair • Amazon Business $34.92 2 $69.84
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, 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, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96

Materials cost

$787.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$829.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.33

Total project goal

$975.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$975.54

4 Donors

-$886.72

Donations toward project cost

-$761.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.51

Matching donations from our partners

-$80.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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