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Mrs. Berube from Spokane WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for 21st Century Learners!

My students need flexible seating choices to better meet their academic, physical, and social and emotional development needs.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

My 4th grade students are an active, enthusiastic, and inquisitive bunch! They come to school each day eager for the opportunity to grow and learn, and they love trying new things. They are creative thinkers and problem solvers who enjoy working together when faced with a challenge.

As educators learn more and more about the development of the brain each day, my students are eager to learn with me about how their brains grow, learn, and react.

We use our knowledge of the brain to create a community in which students are able to make choices for their best learning as well as self regulate their emotions and problem solve student-to-student.

Each day with my students brings something new, and I couldn't be more grateful to a part of their world!

My Project

There is no doubt that in this changing world, the way students learn and develop is also changing. The seating options in my current classroom, however, are much the same as they were when I was a student. My 4th graders can sit at a table in a uniformly sized chair or on the carpet.

Research has shown that students who are given the opportunity to choose from a variety of seating options are more engaged in the learning, feel a sense of empowerment, exhibit increased scores on state assessments, and are generally healthier both physically and emotionally.

My students will learn to make choices based on how they learn best, while at the same time developing social skills such as cooperation and personal responsibility when they work in groups.

Seating options such as the requested wobble stools promote better blood flow, improve core strength, and increase metabolism. Lap desks will provide students with the option to work on a cushion on the floor or on the couch, creating a sense of calm for many students and allowing them to better focus. The more students are able to move, the more alert and focused they will be.

I have sat in the same seats as my students and found them to be terribly uncomfortable. If wouldn't choose to sit in them, how can I ask my students to?

Mrs. Berube
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WC716 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 16" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 4 $319.96
Lapgear 45013 Student Lapdesk, Black • Quill.com $15.39 6 $92.34

Materials cost

$412.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.51

Total project goal

$570.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.07

1 Donor

-$568.31

Donations toward project cost

-$484.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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