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Mrs. Brown from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for 4th Graders

My students need flexible seating options like drafting stools and exercise balls, to help combat their constant need to move.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student in my class stands out in their own way! Our school is located on the West side of Chicago. Although some of the students have difficult home lives, our classroom is a safe haven for them. They know that they can share, learn and be themselves in our classroom. I strive to implement strategies that will positively engage the students in order to temporarily remove any negative thoughts that may arise due to circumstances outside of my control. I want them to feel comfortable thinking outside of the box for at least 6 hours per day!

My Project

My fourth grade students are an energetic group of learners! They are quite antsy and require constant movement. Although I engage them in dancing and exercising throughout the day between lessons, we are in dire need of more flexible seating options such as drafting stools and exercise balls, that will help maintain their engagement during our academic lessons.

In many of their other classes, the students must sit in traditional seats that do not allow for movement.

The students tend to misbehave due to constant sitting. Students get bored with the same learning environment just as adults do. Our class is a place where movement is encouraged! With only 3 exercise balls currently available to students in my class, we still face the similar behavior challenges of traditional classrooms. Flexible seating is a great way to complete our quest to incorporate a fun environment with fun learning activities daily. We like to think outside of the box!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Drafting Stool - Black • Amazon Business $39.37 4 $157.48
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBB-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Wide, 11 3/4" Length, Black Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Exercise Ball, Ball Chair 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Resistance Bands & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Ball with Ring (Silver), 65cm) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Purple), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Dark Blue), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Resistance Bands & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$363.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.39

Total project goal

$469.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.26

1 Donor

-$469.26

Donations toward project cost

-$398.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.39

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$0.00

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